Talk about a curious case of timing.
Now that Joe Biden is about to be sworn in as president and the Democrats will control both chambers of Congress, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot suddenly wants bars and restaurants to reopen as quickly as possible.
Must be a coincidence. There’s really no other logical explanation.
The Blaze reports:
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants bars, restaurants to reopen for indoor service ‘as quickly as possible’
Far-left Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she wants bars and restaurants to reopen for indoor service “as quickly as possible,” the Chicago Tribune reported.
“I am very, very focused on getting our restaurants reopened. If we look at the various criteria that the state has set, we are meeting most if not all of those,” Lightfoot said Thursday, the paper reported, adding that she said she would discuss the matter with Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “But I want to get our restaurants and our bars reopened as quickly as possible.”
What are the details?
The Tribune said it’s Pritzker call regarding when bars and restaurants can reopen for indoor service — and while the city can set stricter rules, it can’t enact less-stringent rules.
Lightfoot added that restaurants are highly regulated, get inspections, and have gone “above and beyond” to use indoor “mitigation controls,” the paper noted.
“They are going to be one of the safer places,” she said, according the Tribune.
We still have the pandemic, so what changed?
Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago restaurants and bars need to be allowed to reopen "as quickly as possible" to cut down on instances of private parties where people don't take proper precautions against COVID-19. https://t.co/EC4Df2tFs7
— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) January 14, 2021
So, like prohibition, COVID restrictions had unintended consequences and didn't work?
Who could have possibly predicted this?
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) January 14, 2021
Another example of lockdown policies starting to ease now that the party-in-power in Washington has changed. Sad that that had so much to do with these insane policies to begin with, but good that they’re starting to loosen their grip nonetheless. https://t.co/r82MXjHwDg
— John William Sherrod (@jwsherrod) January 14, 2021
Wow. What timing. Cuomo just said this too. https://t.co/GUI0IpAWUv
— Jonathan Falcon (@JonathanFalcons) January 14, 2021
Again, it’s probably all just a coincidence. Right?