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As Chicago Burns, Mayor Brandon Johnson Casts Tie-Breaking Vote for Meaningless Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

As Chicago Burns, Mayor Brandon Johnson Casts Tie-Breaking Vote for Meaningless Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

“I will exercise my vote and my right, and I vote ‘aye.'” – Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D).

The city of Chicago continues to demonstrate the folly of electing woke so-called leaders to represent the community, as was exemplified over the last several months during contentious debates that divided the Chicago City Council regarding a proposed Gaza ceasefire resolution in response to the Hamas-instigated war Israel is now fighting.

Last week, the council convened for what turned out to be a raucous meeting, with Mayor Brandon Johnson having to clear chambers at one point as pro-Hamas protesters repeatedly erupted and shouted as the ceasefire resolution was debated. At one point, one of the agitators called the only Jewish council member, Ald. Debra Silverstein, a “liar” as she talked about the atrocities Hamas committed on Oct. 7th, which is what led to Johnson’s move to have the public removed from the chambers.

As proof, Silverstein passed out news clippings of a New York Times report detailing sexual assaults committed by Hamas. In response, the resolution’s sponsor, Ald. Daniel La Spata, ignored it:

Ald. Byron Sigcho Lopez also dismissed evidence of Hamas rapes:

When it was all said and done, there was a tie vote, which was broken when Johnson cast the deciding vote in favor of the resolution.

“I will exercise my vote and my right, and I vote ‘aye,'” Johnson, a Democrat, announced as anti-Israel activists clapped and cheered wildly.


The Israeli Consulate responded accordingly to the Council’s vote, correctly pointing out that while it will have zero impact (just as a resolution passed by an Israeli city calling for a ceasefire in Chicago would), it will only embolden anti-Semitism here in the United States:

“Today, a divided Chicago City Council adopted a highly controversial resolution calling on Israel to engage in an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

This resolution undermines the position of the Biden Administration, the International Court of Justice, and the European Union and the overwhelming majority of Americans who understand that the release of all the hostages held in Gaza and dismantling Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure are preconditions to any ceasefire.

While this resolution will have no impact in the Middle East, it will create more division among communities in Chicago and inspire more antisemitism, as we saw on the floor and in the galleries of City Hall today.

We commend the Alders who sought to find a consensus and voted against this polarizing resolution.”

Even Illinois’ Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker denounced the vote:

I should note that on the same day elected Chicago officials debated and passed the resolution, this happened:

One teen was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting near a high school in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.

According to authorities, CPR was in progress for at least one victim following a shooting in the 1200 block of West Thorndale Avenue, near Nicholas Senn High School.

Fire officials later confirmed that three teens, all males, were wounded in the shooting, two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old.

At a press conference Wednesday evening, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Larry Snelling confirmed that one of the teens had died and that all three were CPS students.


Mayor Brandon Johnson also spoke during the update, pleading against violence as the city reels from its second fatal shooting outside a high school in less than a week.

Johnson himself made a statement during the police presser:

It did not go unnoticed that while Chicago voted in favor of a ceasefire resolution for the Israel-Hamas war, they can’t manage to get anything in the way of a meaningful ceasefire going in their own backyard:

Meanwhile, as Chicago prepares to host the Democratic National Convention later this year, Mayor Johnson’s approval ratings continue to tank:

Johnson is well on his way to becoming a one-term mayor at this rate. We’ve seen how this works out, though, and unfortunately it’s innocent people who end up paying the price for Democrats continuing to vote for woke and hoping in vain that things will be different with the next Democrat.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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Chicago mayor’s office has gone bad to catastrophic.. I didn’t think that was possible, but here we are.

BTW, the DNC deserves the very best that Chicago has to offer.

JackinSilverSpring | February 4, 2024 at 6:29 pm

Now, let’s see him get a ceasefire in Chicago. Moron.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | February 4, 2024 at 7:55 pm

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

    If Mayor Brandon & city council proclaimed an opinion on peace in Chicago where they have influence, authority, and responsibility, they might be on the hook for doing something about that.

    In Gaza, having none of influence, authority, nor responsibility, they can posture freely.

Conservative Beaner | February 4, 2024 at 6:41 pm

Time to cut Chicago off and send it to Canada.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | February 4, 2024 at 6:48 pm

What a joke. What the hell does an American city have to do with gaza, at all? Most people in Chicago couldn’t find Gaza on a map – not even a map with labels.

At the next Chicago city council meeting they’re going to take up the issue of gravity. “I’m against it!” exclaimed Mayor Let’s Go Brandon. We are going to declare gravity illegal in Chicago. The city comptroller has calculated that that will save the city 12.28 billion dollars over the next 2 months … and we will take all of the space launch business away from Texas and Florida!

If these idiots in Chicago think that their opinion matters, they should go to Gaza and tell those people.

E Howard Hunt | February 4, 2024 at 8:05 pm

They should just send Will Smith over to Israel to slap some Jews.

Apparently the “mayor” has been treated twice for panic attacks since taking office

He’s going to have a lot more

Are there no Daley relatives left to run that city proper?

“Chicago can’t even achieve a cease-fire in their own city so virtue-signaling will have to do.”

That’s the best summation of this absurd situation.

So this means muzzies will be allowed to harass jewish students in chicago schools?

Chicagoans had a reasonable alternative to this socialist/communist and yet they vote for him–so let them deal with the results–so long as it stays there and doesn’t infect the rest of the state or country

The Bloomberg Syndrome: the next time your elected local or state official holds a press conference about global warming, the Middle East, or the national political climate, expect to experience poor county law enforcement, bad municipal services, or regional insolvency.

Victor Davis Hanson

destroycommunism | February 4, 2024 at 10:45 pm

when you hate yourself
you vote for leaders that hate you as much or more


Israel is a modern 21st century country..

Parts of Chicago have a civilization level of, say, 50,000 B.C.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Mark Cohen. | February 5, 2024 at 7:36 am

    The only thing missing is ritual virgin sacrifice to prevent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    But that already have ritual child sacrifice to appease the climate gods, but that’s mostly from the poorer residents of the city.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | February 5, 2024 at 7:32 am

Well! If a call for a ceasefire in Gaza has any effect, then go for it.

Then, I suggest they pass a law against drugs, murder, rape, and other major crimes. That should help Chicago voters.

We cannot fix stupid.

I was in the Navy at the time of the ‘no nukes” movement. I remember wondering what they planned to do to stop me.

They had no plan. The ” no nukes” actors were relying on the fact I didn’t want to nuke them.

I don’t even know how this works. But. Say, I wanted to truck a nuclear warhead through Berkeley. Does anyone imagine I don’t think ahead and plan for security?

But I don’t want to.