Democrat Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney said he can’t wait to leave his post as the city’s leader after two police officers were shot during 4th of July fireworks on Monday.
During an interview with reporters following the shooting, Kenney warned Americans that unless they “give up their guns,” more shootings and violent crime will continue.
“If I had the ability to take care of guns, I would. But the legislature won’t let us. The US Congress won’t let us. The governor does the best that he can. Our Attorney General does the best that he can, but this is gun country,” Kenney complained.
“Until Americans decide that they wanna give up the guns and give up the opportunity to get guns, we’re going to have this problem,” he added.
"This is a gun country. It's crazy. We're the most armed country in world history and we're one of the least safest," Mayor Jim Kenney said after two police officers were shot in the area of the Ben Franklin Parkway during Fourth of July festivities. https://t.co/nV54amQyDB pic.twitter.com/GGnB6AI7lL
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) July 5, 2022
Kenney then lamented that since he can’t unilaterally impose gun control, he’ll “be happy” when he’s “not mayor” anymore.
“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,” Kenney said.
The reporter, stunned by Kenney’s candor, asked for clarification: “You’re looking forward to not being mayor?”
“Yeah, as a matter of fact,” the Democrat replied.
“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,” Philly Mayor Jim Kenney said. https://t.co/ZkvrGTmwKH pic.twitter.com/R9X4TIBMcR
— Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) July 5, 2022
A $20,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of the individual who shot two police officers during the celebration that prompted a stampede of panicked attendees caught on video.
— Tyler Doudrick (@Doudrick) July 5, 2022
Kenney’s admission that Philadelphia is falling apart is stunning given the city has been helmed by Democrats for about 70 years.
In fact, Kenney was in charge during Philadelphia’s greatest uptick in violent crime following his decision to make the city a “sanctuary” for illegal aliens in 2018.
This is the mayor of Philadelphia dancing after making his city a sanctuary city
Because of his policies murderers and rapists have been released without deportation in defiance of federal law
The left is doing everything they can to protect criminals
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 12, 2018
Additionally, Philadelphia has become the homicide capital of America as a result of Soros-backed DAs’ “soft on crime” policies.
Now that Kenney’s far-left policies have effectively destroyed Philadelphia, his desire to jump ship highlights the Democrats’ pathetic lack of leadership.
Filmmaker Mike Cernovich noted that Kenney’s remarks expose a deep pattern of Democrat behavior to “destroy and flee.”
“It’s their only way because evil cannot create, it can only drain and parasite from the living,” he tweeted Tuesday.
Democrats destroy and flee. It’s their only way because evil cannot create, it can only drain and parasite from the living.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 5, 2022
Watch Kenney’s full interview: