Reporter banned from press conferences by Mayor Lori Lightfoot SUES her for First Amendment attack

A Chicago journalist is bringing Mayor Lori Lightfoot to court for her ‘attack on the First Amendment’ after the controversial city leader had the reporter’s press credentials revoked.

William Kelly, who has long covered Chicago crime and City Hall, appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesday to recount an exchange he had with Lightfoot back in May, during which she told him he was ‘full of crap.’

In the video clip, Kelly confronts Lightfoot about the rhetoric of a tweet she sent, in which she wrote, ‘To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community – the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.’ 

In Chicago, the First Amendment is on life support, if not dead

Kelly asked the mayor if she would ‘rescind your call to arms tweet in light’ of the most recent Chicago mass shooting.

Striking a hostile tone, Lightfoot half-shouted at Kelly, ‘No sir, I will not stand down.’

She then grew truly irate and lost her temper, yelling, ‘You’re not gonna talk over me,’ at Kelly.

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