One of my internet’s favorite pastimes is seeing Ted Cruz called out for his bad takes. On Monday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot took to Twitter to call him a “coward” after his misinformed comment about the midwestern city.
Cruz – just days after another mass shooting happened in his state – said that gun control doesn’t work, citing a Breitbart article that mentioned an uptick in crime in Chicago. Cruz wrote, “Disarming law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer. Stopping violent criminals – prosecuting & getting them off the street – BEFORE they commit more violent crimes is the most effective way to reduce murder rates. Let’s protect our citizens.”
In response, Lightfoot pulled up stats and let him know that the majority of “illegal firearms recovered” come from outside of Illinois. “[They come] mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation,” she wrote. “Keep our name out of your mouth.”