September 01, 2021

Reps. Bush, Jones Renew Call to Reject Rahm Emanuel Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), and Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) released the following statement calling on their colleagues in the U.S. Senate to reject Rahm Emanuel’s nomination to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan:

“As Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel helped cover up the brutal murder of Laquan McDonald - a Black teenager - by Chicago Police. In any other line of work, that would have rightfully ended his career. He has no business holding any position of public trust, let alone representing our nation on the world stage. As Black Americans, we find the Biden Administration’s decision to nominate him not only professionally and politically indefensible, but personally offensive.

“Over the past year, as communities across the country have come together to demand we dismantle systemic racism, Senators across the political spectrum have extolled their commitment to advancing racial justice. Voting to confirm Rahm Emanuel would betray that commitment. In this moment, Senators of good conscience must match their words with action and vote against the confirmation of Rahm Emanuel.”

Reps. Bush and Jones have previously spoken out against Emanuel’s nomination. 


Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.