The Chicago Sky clinched the WNBA title over the Phoenix Mercury at home Sunday with Lightfoot and fans packing Wintrust Arena for the final game.
After the Sky took the title, Lightfoot posted a picture online of her celebrating without a mask among legions of masked fans — going against her own city’s mask mandate.
YahooNews went on to report that In a photo she posted to Twitter, the Democratic mayor can be seen maskless at the game surrounded by a crowd of masked spectators. Chicago and the state of Illinois both require that masks be worn at all indoor public venues by individuals over the age of two, regardless of vaccination status.
In 2020, Lightfoot defended herself against another COVID-19 restriction controversy after she was caught getting a haircut while a statewide stay-at-home order was in place.
“I’m the public face of this city,” Lightfoot said at the time. “I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye … I think what really people want to talk about is, we’re talking about people dying here. We’re talking about significant health disparities. I think that’s what people care most about.”
Lightfoot is one of several Democrats who have become ensnared in scandals over COVID-19 restrictions, including President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden who were seen violating Washington, D.C.’s indoor mask mandate at an upscale Georgetown restaurant on Saturday.
Both California Governor Gavin Newsom and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser have been criticized during the pandemic after breaking their own rules on masking, as well.
The well of Democratic hypocrisy seems to be immeasurably deep and it appears that Lightfoot is only the latest to gleefully jump into the that pit.