Democrat-run cities are becoming more chaotic by the day.
Citizens are getting fed up with the bad leadership.
But this Democrat mayor just dropped a bombshell about his job future.
Philadelphia is one of the cities that has been hit hardest by pro-crime policies.
Far-Left District Attorney Larry Krasner, who was bankrolled by George Soros, has overseen some of the deadliest years in city history.
There were 499 and 562 murders in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Over the past 15 years, the next highest tally was 391 in 2007.
And even Democrats know they’re doing a terrible job.
After two police officers were shot on the 4th of July, Mayor Jim Kenney shockingly admitted that he’s looking forward to no longer being mayor.
Kenney told a reporter, “I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time. So I’ll be happy when I’m not here, when I’m not mayor, and I can enjoy some stuff.”
It didn’t take long for Kenney to get blasted by people on both his left and his right.
Democrat State Representative Amen Brown smelled blood in the water and said, “He showed who he is. If it wasn’t in him he wouldn’t have said it, so that’s how he feels and this is how I feel…Clearly you feel as though your time is up. You don’t need to wait. Let someone else step in and let a team come in and do the right thing to take care of our city to get us out of this crisis.”
City Councilmember Cherelle Parker voiced similar sentiments.
Parker said, “I think the mayor’s comments were asinine. I told him that if you can feel this way imagine how Philadelphians who don’t have the ability to check out feel.”
Reporters went to the mayor’s office, but he refused to come out and comment.
Instead, he released a statement that read:
“In a late-night, overwhelming moment of frustration, I said I was looking forward to no longer being mayor. Let me be clear, I’m incredibly grateful to be mayor of this great city and for the people who elected me to lead. Cities and city leaders across the country have felt the impacts of the pandemic and the escalating gun violence epidemic for years now. There has been so much tragedy in this country of late, and many of us are dealing with the trauma and our feelings of frustration, anger, and deep sadness about the issues plaguing our society. I ran for Mayor with the goal of helping every Philadelphian reach their potential. As mayor, I feel personally responsible for the well-being of every Philadelphian, and it’s a weight I carry with me every day—every waking moment. And I know that far too many residents worry daily about their safety and their loved ones too.”
But Kenney’s comments have not quelled the outrage.
Kenney’s term ends in 2024, but he can walk away whenever he feels like it.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.