Chicago's Left-Wing Mayor Has a Dirty Little Secret

Brandon Johnson continues to align himself with America's enemies (foreign and domestic)

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April 17, 2024

Chicago mayor Brandon Johnson has a dirty little secret that, if exposed, could destroy what's left of his credibility and undermine the crime-plagued city's efforts to avert widespread lawlessness at the Democratic National Convention in August.

Johnson, the radical "defund the police" advocate who succeeded Lori Lightfoot in 2023, recently hired Joe Calvello as chief strategy officer. It's a significant development for several reasons. Last year the Washington Free Beacon exclusively reported that Calvello, who was working for Sen. John Fetterman (D., Pa.) at the time, played lacrosse in high school and in college at the University of Massachusetts.

The decision to hire a new strategy officer with ties to collegiate lacrosse—an abominable sport, the moral equivalent of terrorism—comes less than three months after Johnson cast the tie-breaking vote in support of a Chicago City Council resolution urging Israel to stop attacking the actual terrorist group Hamas. Coincidence? We think not.

Calvello and two other communications aides recently quit their jobs working for Fetterman, a move that many attribute to the senator's unapologetic defense of Israel's war to eradicate Hamas. Perhaps they disagreed with their boss's (accurate) description of Hamas as "terrorists" who "want to destroy Israel" and should be "neutralized" before a ceasefire can be discussed.

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Fetterman's steadfast opposition to evil has infuriated his left-wing supporters who assumed he would be a reliable vote in the U.S. Senate for policies designed to coddle America's enemies at home and abroad. The ongoing conflict, which began when Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, has divided the Democratic Party. President Joe Biden, 81, has come under pressure from activists to denounce the Jewish state for defending itself from terrorism.

Biden, if he is still alive by then, is scheduled to accept the Democratic Party's nomination at the convention in Chicago on August 22. Organizers anticipate a sizable crowd of anti-Israel protesters but are hoping to avoid a repeat of the anti-Vietnam riots that tainted the party's convention in 1968.

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