Chicago Mayor Booed on Stage at Union Fundraiser: 'Almost Deafening'
Democrat Lori Lightfoot humiliated during speech at Plumbers Union Local 130 fundraiser
Chicago's far-left Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot was met with "almost deafening" boos as she walked onstage to speak at a union fundraiser.
She was speaking at an event for Plumbers Union Local 130 - the first union to endorse her in 2019.
Video shows the crowd erupting into overwhelming booing as she walks on stage to speak.
The mayor “spoke for less than a minute," one attendee told reporters.
"And there was a resounding booing throughout the room.
"I was sitting at the table with a bunch of plumbers," the attendee continued.
"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 a 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.”
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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.”
"I would have to suspect whoever was booing at that event was not a member of this local,” the recording secretary speculated.
"We respect her and we have no problems with the mayor.”
Lightfoot’s political director Dave Mellet downplayed the booing, too.
"I don’t believe that she was, quote-unquote, ‘booed’ at this event,” Mellet told the Sun-Times.
"I believe she was well received.
"There may have been a couple of people in the room who came in there to shout and be loud.”
As noted by Fox News, Lightfoot has been catching heat from unions over her mandates for city workers.
Her restrictions have already caused a crisis in policing, which is already strained in the crime-plagued city.
"Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President John Catanzara said it’s not just his union but first responders, firefighters and labor unions that oppose the mandate,” the Fox News report outlined.
"Both sides have since taken legal action against each other,” the report added.