Chicago Reporter Reaches Limit With Lori Lightfoot’s Short Temper, Files Lawsuit To Stop “Attack On First Amendment”

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A Chicago reporter has reached his limit with Lori Lightfoot and his taking the Chicago Mayor to court for her “attack on the First Amendment.”

“I was asking the obvious questions, and she lost her temper,” journalist William Kelly told Fox News about a May exchange when she told him he was “full of crap.” Kelly had his press credentials revoked by the Mayor’s staff.

“Mayor Lightfoot is in re-election mode, and she doesn’t want any more embarrassing questions to go viral. So she revoked my media credential. This is a very serious constitutional crisis in the city of Chicago.

“She wants to win this case against me and then expand this attack on the First Amendment to all the reporters who ask her real questions or any reporter nationally who would dare to ask a real question of a powerful politician.

“Thankfully Elon Musk restored the First Amendment on Twitter,” he said. “But in Chicago, the First Amendment is on life support, if not dead.

“They say you can’t fight city hall, but we need to fight city hall to restore the First Amendment if we’re going to have an honest election.”

Kelly filed a federal lawsuit alleging Lightfoot and Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown claiming they violated his First and 14th Amendment rights.

He said earlier:

“The problem is that he sat down and wrote me a letter telling me that he was revoking my media credentials when the police department is down 1,500 officers, we have an out-of-control crime epidemic, police suicide is at an all-time high.

“He’s taking time out of his day to write me a letter telling me that he’s revoking my media credential.

“I think the priorities are completely out of whack,” he said.