Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson was in a foul mood when he appeared with 17 pastors and ministers from a “Unity Initiative” who had agreed to take in migrants sleeping in police stations and on the street. Indeed, Johnson launched into an epic rant blaming his predecessor, Lori Lightfoot, for “right-wing extremism,” and, of course, racism.
He referred to the lack of space in Chicago shelters as an “international crisis” that he inherited.
On “the international crisis that I inherited six months ago, I’ve made it very clear we are going to move people out of police districts, women and children who are living on floors and sleeping outside that we’re going to create spaces that provide more dignity,” Johnson said.
So he ordered the construction of a huge tent to house 2,000 migrants. Real dignified, Brandon.
“Did you know when I was sworn in in May, the previous City Council did not budget for 2023’s migrant mission,” the mayor added. “So, not only have we stood up the full force of government in a collaborative way, we did it without the previous City Council even providing resources for it.”
Unfortunately, the former Mayor Lori Lightfoot was not granted…
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