Lori Lightfoot Issues a 'Call to Arms' After Draft SCOTUS Opinion Leak


Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) claims the Supreme Court will target the rights of LGBTQ Americans if it overturns the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade.

In a tweet Monday night, Lightfoot wrote, “To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next.”

“This moment has to be a call to arms,” she continued.

The mayor added, “We will not surrender our rights without a fight — a fight to victory!”

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House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted, “So if you’re a prominent Democrat leader Twitter and the media will let you get away with an overt call for political violence.”

“Sounds like a Threat to Democracy,” he added.

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Lightfoot’s tweet refers to a leaked draft opinion that appears to show the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe.

In the wake of the leak, several prominent Democrats have claimed that other rights could be at risk.

In a statement, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “The rights of all Americans are at risk. If the right to privacy is weakened, every person could face a future in which the government can potentially interfere in the personal decisions you make about your life. This is the time to fight for women and for our country with everything we have.”

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden suggested that such a decision by the Supreme Court could open the door for states to ban same-sex marriage, as IJR reported.

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed in a “Dear Colleague” letter on Monday, “Once Republicans have dispensed with precedent and privacy in overturning Roe, they will take aim at additional basic human rights.  At this pivotal moment, the stakes for women – and every American – could not be higher.”

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