Chicago has been experiencing riots and looting throughout the summer.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot seemed to accept help from the Trump administration at one point but now has retaken her stance of not wanting help, even as law and order crumble in the city.
Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale is sounding the alarm, and saying that Lightfoot has lost control of the city.
FOX News reports:
Democrat Chicago alderman says city is in ‘total unrest’ and ‘mayor has lost control’
Chicago is in ‘“total unrest,” Chicago 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.
“I think the mayor has lost the confidence and the control of this city. She’s listening to the wrong people and the wrong people are really leading this unrest in the city of Chicago,” he said of fellow Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
“The aldermans are the ones elected by their constituency and there is a total disregard of listening to the alderman who knows the post of this city and knows the post of their ward.”
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Anthony Beale is not alone in his concern. Alderman Brian Hopkins is calling for federal assistance.
The New York Post reports:
Chicago politician calls mayor ‘unprepared,’ wants to call in the feds
If “unprepared” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot can’t get crime under control, the feds must be called in to help, a Windy City politician is urging in the aftermath of a chaotic night of riots and looting.
Brian Hopkins, an alderman who represents parts of the downtown area, blasted Lightfoot in a statement to CWBChicago Monday night.
“Our city was devastated by widespread looting and rioting for which our mayor seemed totally unprepared,” he said.
He also accused Lightfoot of offering “nothing but rhetoric and blame,” just like she did after similar riots in May.
He demanded she come up with a “safety plan that will protect all neighborhoods and small business owners.”
Anything short of that and “I am strongly in favor of asking for federal assistance,” Hopkins said.
Lightfoot should resign.
She is failing in her most basic duty as mayor.
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