After NY Governor Andrew Cuomo called for his state to re-open, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is now joining the fun.
According to CBS Chicago, Lightfoot is now saying “Chicago restaurants and bars need to be allowed to reopen ‘as quickly as possible’ not just to help those businesses survive, but to cut down on instances of private parties where people don’t take proper precautions against COVID-19”
Funny how she wants businesses to re-open right around the time Joe Biden is supposed to enter office. But I’m sure it’s all just a coincidence…right?
Here’s more from CBS Chicago:
Under the state’s virus mitigation plan, Chicago’s restaurants and bars were forced to halt indoor service in late October. While Gov. JB Pritzker has said some regions of the state can begin rolling back some COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday if they meet certain virus thresholds, reopening of indoor dining wouldn’t happen until each region moves back at least three more phases, and Chicago is not yet on track to begin easing restrictions.
Thursday morning, Lightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about how to begin rolling back virus mitigation efforts ASAP.
“I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible,” she said.
Lightfoot noted the restaurant industry is highly regulated and would be “one of the safer places” for people to visit as state restrictions start to ease.
“They’ve gone above and beyond to put in mitigation controls inside of the restaurants,” Lightfoot said. “I feel very strongly that we are very close to a point when we should be talking about opening up our bars and restaurants.”
Under Trump, COVID was too dangerous to open ANYTHING. However, Democrats in power have a completely different view under Biden.
Deep down, we all know the truth about why they shut down their economies for so long. They simply wanted to hurt Trump, and we will never forget it.