Ousted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot explained away her Tuesday election loss as a result of her being a “Black woman in America.”
Lightfoot faced eight challengers and finished Tuesday night’s election in third place, failing to get enough support to continue into a runoff election. Reporters pressed her on whether she believed she was treated unfairly during the campaign process.
“I’m a Black woman in America. Of course,” she responded, according to reports.
“Regardless of tonight’s outcome, we fought the right fights and we put this city on a better path,” Lightfoot said Tuesday night, adding that serving as Chicago’s mayor was “the honor of a lifetime.” . . .
“I am a Black woman,” she told the magazine. “Let’s not forget: certain folks, frankly, don’t support us in leadership roles.” (Read more from “Ousted Chicago Mayor Says She Was Treated Unfairly Because of Her Race, Gender” HERE)
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