Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown worked together to deny the press credentials of reporter William Kelly in an unconstitutional bid to suppress his First amendment rights.
Kelly stated that he has been hitting the Mayor with what he called “obvious” questions, and she is hitting him back by denying his rights to freedom of the press. She has issued angry retorts tohis questioning, going so far as to say he is “full of crap”. So, it seems she has decided to revoke his press credentials in an attempt to avoid his tough questions in the election season.
This is a chilling turn of events in an era of attacks at democratic rights, reminiscent of Trump’s threat to sue reporters who said bad things about him. If Lightfoot is so thin-skinned that she cannot bear the scrutiny of her record by reporters, perhaps she should not be running for re-election.