Fox News Host Blasts Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot On-Air After Colleague’s Younger Brother Murdered


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A noted Fox News host tore into two of Chicago’s leaders following the shooting death of a colleague’s younger brother.

In late June, popular Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell shared the tragic news that his younger brother was shot and killed on a Chicago street.

Caldwell, who joined Fox News in 2017, has been a rising star at the network and has been featured on many of the top programs.

He broke the news on Twitter.

“Yesterday was the worst day of my existence,” Caldwell wrote. “I received a call informing me that my teenage baby brother was murdered on the south side of Chicago. Never could I have imagined my baby brother’s life would be stolen from him. Please keep my family in your prayers.”

He then said he is looking for answers after his 18-year-old brother was fatally shot.


“What I’m looking for right now is details from the police to discover who it was that murdered my brother,” Caldwell, a Chicago native, told Fox News Digital. “My baby brother never had a chance.”

In a scathing commentary on Saturday, Fox News host Lawrence Jones, who often partners with Caldwell on-air, said Lightfoot and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, the latter a George Soros-financed Democrat, bear much of the blame.

“What’s going on in Chicago right now is unacceptable and everybody knows it. Families deserve answers and they deserve action,” he said.

He went on to note that those who should be solving the city’s problems are ignoring the bloodshed while going on to call out Lightfoot personally.

“Unfortunately, the city’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, is preparing to flee the scene of the crime. Lightfoot is spending her city’s taxpayer funds to travel to London and Paris to promote the economic prosperity of her state. But the mayor doesn’t understand there is no pursuit of happiness without life.

“Meanwhile, the county D.A., Kim Foxx, may have a domestic violence case,” he said.

Jones noted that the issue is not race because Lightfoot and Foxx, like him, are black.

“We are being let down by people that look like us, that say they care about us. But when we need a hero, they are nowhere to be found unless it’s election time. These kids that are being slaughtered every day won’t get the chance to vote. So the big question is: When will it end?” he said.


In an interview with Jones on Saturday, the day of his brother’s funeral, Caldwell said his brother is not alone, according to Fox News.

“My baby brother Christian didn’t deserve this. Not at all. But there are countless victims in Chicago who also don’t deserve this. Who, we don’t even know their names. I’m only here talking to you, and as much as I love you, brother, I would rather not be in front of this camera, right in front of the church that we’re going to bury my baby brother,” he said.

“But I’m still praying. Believe in God for justice, because I know the guy that I serve is a God of justice, 100 percent,” he said.

Caldwell said even as he grieves, the effort to save people who have not yet been murdered must go on.

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“I want to say, for those who may want justice for their families as well. Keep fighting. The fight never ends until you get it. So keep fighting, keep persevering. Keep working towards that because there is hope. And I’m here knowing that there is hope and that there will be justice for my baby brother,” he said.

“Knowing that my baby brother Christian was murdered, and certainly not the intended target, is an injustice that we’re rallying against,” Caldwell continued. “We’re also thinking about those who we don’t know their names. The hundreds of people who are murdered in Chicago on a yearly basis. Those folks deserve justice, as well.”

“The flame has been ignited in me to ensure that the people of Chicago — brothers and sisters who are losing their lives — have a voice, have a platform. And they can hear and be heard. The police say Christian was in the wrong place at the wrong time. How many [times] have we heard that story?”