Chicago reporter William Kelly is suing Windy City Mayor Lori Lightfoot for revoking his press credentials and for her “attack on the First Amendment.” Kelly says he was asking “obvious questions” at a presser back in May.
From Fox News:
“I was asking the obvious questions, and she lost her temper,” journalist William Kelly said on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, recalling a May exchange when she told him he was “full of crap.”
“Mayor Lightfoot is in re-election mode, and she doesn’t want any more embarrassing questions to go viral. So she revoked my media credential. … This is a very serious constitutional crisis in the city of Chicago.”
In August, Kelly’s media credentials were revoked. He responded by filing a federal lawsuit alleging Lightfoot and Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown violated his First and 14th Amendment rights.
“Thankfully Elon Musk restored the First Amendment on Twitter,” Kelly says. “But in Chicago, the First Amendment is on life support, if not dead.”
“They say you can’t fight city hall, but we need to fight city hall to restore the First Amendment if we’re going to have an honest election.”
Watch the clip above.