'Too little, too late': Lori Lightfoot outgoing remarks on crime panned by critics

By Jen Krausz on
 April 24, 2023

Outgoing Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has suddenly decided to tell the truth about crime, but her critics are saying it's too little, too late.

Retired Chicago police lieutenant John Garrido said on Fox News that Lightfoot had consistently refused to take any responsibility for the crime problem in the city.

"Too little, too late," Garrido told Rachel Campos-Duffy on Sunday. "If you listen to her entire speech there, she doesn't take any accountability whatsoever. She still blames everything on Kim Foxx and on Judge Evans."

Garrido also said that he suspected Lightfoot was angling for an appointment or something else from President Joe Biden.

"It's always somebody else's fault. Even when she lost the election, it was somebody else's fault, not her own, but she created the toxic work environment that we have now that's causing thousands of officers to leave every year," he said.

"As Democrats, if we do not speak the truth about violent crime in our cities, we will be the worse for it," Lightfoot ironically said at a mayors' conference on Friday.