Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said on Thursday that she’d be “happy to drain Texas of all its residents” and give them a warm welcome to Chicago.
Democrat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that she’d be “happy to drain Texas of all its residents” and welcome them to Chicago after Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent two buses with migrants onboard to Chicago’s Union Station.
Lightfoot made the comments during a Thursday press conference after the migrants’ arrival.
“I’m happy to take and drain Texas, of all of its residents,” Lightfoot said. “I wouldn’t want to live in a state with a governor like that. I certainly wouldn’t want to live in a state where they are doing everything they can to strip people of their basic rights. And let’s not forget about what they’ve done to women and others who were seeking reproductive health care.”