Mayor Lightfoot questions Gov Abbott’s Christian faith, accuses him of ‘manufacturing a human crisis’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot can’t hold the high ground on any argument of morality, but that didn’t stop the openly gay, pro-abortion progressive who has allowed violent crime to overtake her city from questioning the faith of Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) who “professes to be a Christian.”

On Sunday, Lightfoot held a press conference in reaction to the arrival of a second wave of illegal immigrants bused from the Lone Star State to the Windy City as part of Abbott’s efforts to goad President Joe Biden into finally taking action to alleviate the ever-growing crisis at the southern border.

In addition to arguing that the governor was responsible for “manufacturing a human crisis,” she disregarded the facts behind Abbott’s busing program as she challenged his adherence to religious teachings.

“And I urge him, he professes to be a Christian,” Lightfoot called out. “This is not the Christianity and the teachings of the Bible that I know. And I think religious leaders all across the country are standing up and denouncing exactly this.”

Without even going into the mayor’s personal beliefs, her public challenge of Abbott is wholly disconnected from reality. At the time of her press conference, of the nearly 10,000 migrants that Abbott had bused out of Texas, all had voluntarily boarded the transports knowing their destination in advance and the less than 110 sent to Chicago barely amount to a fraction of the thousands crossing into the United States daily, let alone the more than half-million that Breitbart reported have illegally entered America since the program was initiated.

“It’s decidedly unpatriotic, and un-American,” Lightfoot tried to argue as Abbott contends with the real crisis as truly manufactured by President Biden and progressives pushing the concept of sanctuary cities to encompass the U.S. as an open-border sanctuary nation. “I understand the pressures that the people of Texas and some of the other border states are under. We see that on a daily basis. But the thing to do is not this, this is creating a human crisis and treating people without dignity, without respect.”

The mayor is one to talk about dignity, respect and Christianity having lambasted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for his concurring opinion in the ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization shouting “F*ck Clarence Thomas!” to a crowd at a pride rally only to days later lament “toxicity in public discourse.”

“That says to me that the people who are acting so brazenly have not only no respect for themselves, but they don’t have respect for the institution like the police department, who men and women every single day on ever watch, are literally risking life and limb for our safety,” she said at the time.”

“But toxicity in our public discourse is a thing that I think we should all be concerned about, right?” Lightfoot went on.

Since she was apparently unable to maintain any semblance of self-awareness only a couple of days after cursing Thomas, it should come as little surprise that months later she would chastise the faith and patriotism of a governor through more of her own toxic discourse.

“It’s not what we are as Americans. And it’s frankly, another demonstration of unpatriotic conduct on the part of the governor of Texas,” Lightfoot stated Sunday. “We can and must do better as Americans. The rest of the world is watching us and how we’re treating these people who are coming to our country because they’re fleeing violence.”

Perhaps demonstrating a touch of self-awareness for a moment, she shifted away from the topic of violence which would land Chicago as a less than welcoming sanctuary for illegals to push other troubles that they might be trying to escape. “They’re fleeing a lack of economic opportunity. They’re fleeing other kinds of persecution. This is what our country has been about. We open up our arms and we welcome those who have struggled to find a decent quality of life elsewhere.”

“But what we must do in this moment,” she added on the topic, “is make sure that we do live our values and we open up every opportunity that we can to support these migrants.”

Abbott’s spokesperson Renae Eze reacted to the mayor’s statements with her own, pointing to an actual unifying message that would align with Christian beliefs and patriotism: “Instead of lowly personal attacks on the Governor and complaining about a few dozen migrants being bused into her sanctuary city, Mayor Lightfoot should call on President Biden to take immediate action to secure the border–something the President continues failing to do.”

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