Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is losing supporters left and right. At a recent fundraiser, Lightfoot was hit with loud boos from the crowd. The organization that booed Mayor Lightfoot was the first union to endorse her in 2019; The Plumbers Union Local 130.
The Daily Wire reports:
The mayor “spoke for less than a minute. And there was a resounding booing throughout the room,” one reported attendee told the paper. “Almost deafening … I was sitting at the table with a bunch of plumbers. They’re like, ‘We’ve never heard that before here.’ … Clearly, their membership is not with her. … They were calling her names. It was bad.”
In video of the booing incident, one person is heard saying, “I knew that was going to happen.” Another seemingly says, “That’s f***ing brutal.”
Plumbers Union Local 130 recording secretary Pat McCarthy admitted that she heard the booing but said Lightfoot was able to finish her remarks, rebutting a notion that she was technically “booed off the stage.”
“I was there when she was speaking,” McCarthy said. “There were a couple of people in the corner that booed. But it was nothing significant. And it didn’t disrupt the event at all.”
A spokesperson for Lightfoot also attempted to downplay the booing.