Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks as FAA Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and DOT I.G. Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, 3/27/19, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

As Alex Parker wrote Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) took to the Twitter machine to angrily tell Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to shut up about Chicago’s well-documented gun problem earlier this week. In the process, she also tried to blame the city’s gun violence epidemic not on the Democrats who have run the city into the ground, but on … pro-gun rights Republicans.

To briefly recap, here’s what Lightfoot tweeted in response to a Twitter post from Cruz on Labor Day in which he referenced Chicago’s long history of gun violence as evidence that gun control doesn’t work:

Unfortunately for Mayor Lightfoot, Cruz didn’t back down, and later explained his position to her in a Twitter thread:



Cruz also retweeted this tweet from talk show host Joe Pagliarulo, who correctly pointed out that Lightfoot was completely missing the point:

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Lightfoot responded by demanding Cruz get Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to pass an assault weapons ban and universal background checks. She also invited him to take a tour of Chicago with her in order to get him to stop the “dishonest use of our city as a cheap symbol to cover for the GOP’s unwillingness to protect their constituents.”

Cruz didn’t take the bait:

Though the Senator didn’t take the Mayor up on her offer to tour Chicago, he did agree to meet with actress/hacktivist Alyssa Milano to discuss gun rights after schooling her on the correlation between the Bible and the right to use a gun for self-defense.

Stay tuned.

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