Chicago Democrat mayor Lori Lightfoot is hell-bent on forcing city employees to take the COVID-19 jab. The fact that she is a power-hungry leftist shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. In fact, finding a leftist that doesn’t embody these qualities would be the true story. However, before I digress too much, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Union has some choice words for her.
Ms. Lightfoot is like every other elected Democrat in this country. She rules her jurisdiction by degree with full expectations that everyone will follow her commands. Thus, it must have felt like a total shocking slap in the face when the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police responded to her decree in the manner they did. Simply put, Lori Lightfoot might be “hell-bent” but the police union responded with a “hell no!”
Fox News reported that after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that all city would “absolutely” be required to be vaccinated, Chicago’s leading police union vowed to fight the action in court if the mayor announces such a mandate.
“We are 100% against mandated vaccines for our members,” Chicago Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara, whose union represents ordinary Chicago police officers, said in a statement to Fox 32.
“This vaccine has no studies for long-term side effects or consequences. None,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday. “To mandate anybody to get that vaccine, without that data as a baseline, amongst other issues, is a ‘Hell, no’ for us.”
Of course, negotiations about the particulars of the vaccine mandate continue to be ongoing with several prominent unions within Chicago, and to her credit Mayor Lightfoot has yet to announce when a vaccine requirement would be required for the 33,000 city employees would be taking effect.
Either way, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police union has vowed to put up a fight against the vaccine mandate for the city workers. Interestingly enough, Chicago Police aren’t the only ones fighting back either.
The NYPD police union has also stated that if there is a vaccine mandate that they are going to fight it as well. In short, the best way to fight these unconstitutional mandates and demands for untested vaccinations would be to simply say NO! Liberal Democrats would have to back down because they cannot arrest all of us!
We also need to support those who are fighting back and make sure they know we are with them and they do not fight alone.