On February 5th, Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson lost his cool with reporters asking about his plans to visit our southern border. Despite having a planned and publicly announced trip down in October, he suddenly canceled those plans. With no announced change, the pressure to visit and see what he’s helping to encourage is mounting.
“I have to court — do you understand that you have not had a mayor like me, I get that. I have a wife, I have children, they have schedules. And plus, we still have public safety we have to address, we still have the unhoused that we have to address. I still have a budget that I have to address, and I’m doing all of that with a black wife raising three black children on the west side of the city of Chicago. I am going to the border as soon as possible.”
His pointing out about his predecessor, Lori Lightfoot, being in a same-sex relationship with no kids wasn’t a comment being made as a joke, either. Her commitments and her relationship were vastly different, but they still have both pushed for damn near the same policies time and time again.
Getting loud about being asked to defend your policies is simply childish. Being expected to follow through with your word and to do what’s right for the city of Chicago shouldn’t upset Johnson like this. Then again, he has already proven time and again that he has the patience and resiliency of a seven-year-old. He needs to be making that visit to the border and helping to find solutions to the problem with the immigration problem.
For his city, the problem can be stopped easily; stop calling yourself a sanctuary city. If he wants to bring the illegals to Chicago he can, but he needs to find a way to pay for the problems they are making for themselves.