In the last weekend of what has been an extremely violent year for the city of Chicago, there were 30 people shot, including 8 fatally, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
According to FOX 32, the latest fatality occurred on Monday morning when a man, 57, was shot on the city’s West Side in a drive-by shooting. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. when the victim was shot multiple times in the back. He was later taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On Friday, Christmas Day, three people were shot and killed in separate incidents. One of the victim’s of the holiday shootings was a 20-year-old man who was found by police at the 3300 block of West 52nd Street with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and stomach. Police say he was unresponsive when he was discovered and was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to reports.
Last weekend, 41 people were shot, 8 of them fatally in the Windy City, as reported. There have been 753 people killed in Chicago this year, according to the Chicago Tribune. The latest homicide numbers account for the start of 2020 to December 20, 2020. In 2019, 509 people were killed in Chicago.
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Rep. Patrick McHenry Announces Retirement, Adding to Congressional Exodus
Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., has declared that he will not seek re-election, becoming the latest in a growing list of lawmakers departing from Congress. McHenry, a close ally of former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, stated that he believes “there is a season for everything,” signaling the end of his tenure in the House. Having served since 2005, McHenry is the 37th member of Congress to announce they won’t seek re-election in 2024.
In a statement, McHenry reflected on the significance of the House of Representatives in the American political landscape, calling it the “center of our American republic.” He acknowledged the concerns about the future of the institution due to multiple departures but expressed confidence that new leaders would emerge and guide the House through its next phase.
The departure of McHenry and others comes against the backdrop of political shifts and challenges within the Republican Party. The GOP has faced setbacks in recent elections, including fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Internal strife and disagreements, exemplified by the rebellion against McCarthy, have characterized the party’s dynamics. The GOP’s approval rating stands at 30%, with a disapproval rating of 66%, reflecting the challenges and divisions within the party.
As McHenry steps aside, questions loom over the fate of open seats in the upcoming election. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report identifies five open House seats as potential Democrat pickup opportunities, while none are listed for the GOP. The departures raise concerns about the party’s unity and ability to navigate the evolving political landscape.
With a total of 20 departing Democratic legislators and 10 Republicans, the changing composition of Congress adds complexity to the political dynamics leading up to the 2024 elections. As McHenry emphasizes a hopeful view of the House’s future, the evolving political landscape will determine the impact of these departures on the balance of power in Congress.
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