Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on his comments about the Philadelphia July 4th shooting

ByMatt O'Donnell and Niki Hawkins via WPVI logo
Monday, July 11, 2022
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Mayor Jim Kenney speaks at length about his emotional response to the July 4th shooting on the Parkway and his legacy as Philly Mayor.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- "I'm waiting for something bad to happen all the time. I'll be happy when I'm not mayor and I can enjoy some stuff," Mayor Jim Kenney after July 4th shooting.

Host Matt O'Donnell had a conversation with Mayor Jim Kenney (D) regarding his comments after shots rang out during the Welcome America Fireworks show on the Parkway.

Kenney spoke his piece and discussed his overall frustration with escalating gun violence in the region and the ensuing calls for his resignation due to his comments.

They discussed gun legislation, the idea of bringing back the controversial 'Stop & Frisk' policing tactic, and his perceived feud with District Attorney Larry Krasner over violence prevention.

Finally, Matt asked the Mayor to clarify what he would like his legacy to be when he leaves office.

BONUS VIDEO: Mayor Kenney weighs in on upcoming local elections, Mayoral race

Watch below as Mayor Kenney gives his opinion on the upcoming PA elections for Governor, and Senate, and who might replace him in 2023.