Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat, mislaid her re-election bid Monday night, and critics are celebrating nan extremity of her term.
Under Lightfoot, Chicago has seen soaring crime rates, which became a taxable of her opponents' criticism. In 2021, homicides successful Chicago roseate to their highest numbers successful 25 years, outpacing different crime-ridden cities for illustration New York City and Los Angeles.
Throughout her tenure, nan politician has been blasted for her mediocre narration pinch rule enforcement, arsenic nan city's constabulary section mislaid a important number of officers successful caller years amid nan emergence successful crime.
Lightfoot faced challenges from 8 different candidates successful nan mayoral race, but grounded to make nan runoff aft finishing nan predetermination successful 3rd place.
CHICAGO OUSTS EMBATTLED MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT, AS RACE HEADS TO RUNOFF WITHOUT HER
Chicago politician Lori Lightfoot, D, came successful 3rd spot successful Monday night's mayoral predetermination and will not make it to nan April 4 runoff. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Chicago Public Schools CEO and metropolis fund head Paul Vallas will look disconnected against Cook County Board of Commissioners personnel Brandon Johnson successful nan April 4 runoff.
No campaigner surpassed nan 50% period to triumph nan predetermination outright.
After nan mayor's defeat, critics wasted nary clip successful expressing their pleasance connected Twitter that Chicago will soon person caller leadership, rubbing chiefly connected nan city's crime wave.
Gianno Caldwell, a FOX News governmental expert whose relative was killed successful Chicago past summer, wrote that nan Lori Lightfoot "experiment" is "officially over. Thank you, CHICAGO."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wrote, "Lori Lightfoot. Crime doesn't pay."
Former Georgia authorities Rep. Vernon Jones, who mislaid his predetermination for nan U.S. House successful November, exclaimed that nan politician "just sewage nan FOOT!" He added, "Other Democrat mayors pinch run-away crime successful your cities, return note. Even liberals are tired of being unsafe."
"There is dream for my location metropolis yet," wrote Jonathan Turley, criminal defense lawyer and FOX News contributor. "Lori Lightfoot is out. The top imaginable betterment for nan metropolis since 1900 erstwhile nan guidance of nan Chicago stream was reversed."
Chicago has seen soaring crime rates nether politician Lori Lightfoot. (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
Kayleigh McEnany, cohost of FOX News' "Outnumbered," highlighted remarks she made arsenic White House property caput successful 2020, erstwhile she called Lightfoot nan "derelict politician of Chicago" for her handling of Chicago's crime wave and suggested nan Democrat activity national assistance to unafraid nan city. Lightfoot responded connected Twitter astatine nan clip by telling McEnany, "Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth."
"Lori Lightfoot mislaid her election," McEnany tweeted connected Monday. "Perhaps she should person woken up erstwhile I referred to her arsenic nan "derelict politician of Chicago" from nan White House podium for ignoring victims of crime successful her city! Instead, she said "Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth"
"Karen here, you lost," McEnany said of Lightfoot's conclusion during an quality connected FOX News' "Hannity" Monday night.
Outkick laminitis and power big Clay Travis emphasized successful a tweet that Lightfoot "was crushed successful tonight’s Chicago mayoral title and didn’t moreover make nan runoff. 84% of Chicagoans voted against her. 84%! That level of incompetence is reliable to propulsion disconnected for an incumbent. Congrats to her."
Megyn Kelly, power big and erstwhile FOX News anchor, wrote that Lightfoot's number position was not capable to secure her re-election.
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Homicides successful Chicago roseate to their highest number successful 25 years successful 2021 during Lightfoot's tenure arsenic mayor. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
"Mayor Lori Lightfoot LOSES bid to stay arsenic Chicago mayor," Kelly wrote connected Twitter. "Turns retired her last rallying outcry of "I americium a achromatic woman" (literally - this was her reminder) did not triumph complete voters successful a metropolis drenched successful humor from convulsive crime."
Contributing editor astatine The Spectator Stephen L. Miller wrote, "Perhaps Lori Lightfoot would person won if thousands of her voters had not been shot."
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And Turning Point USA confounder Charlie Kirk said, "Goodbye to nan worst politician successful Chicago history!"
With Monday's loss, Lightfoot became nan first Chicago politician successful 40 years to suffer re-election.
Fox News' Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report