Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s nomination as ambassador to Japan passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday morning, but a pair of fellow Democrats voted against his appointment.
Progressive Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Edward Markey of Massachusetts asked to be recorded as ‘No’ votes on Emanuel as the committee took a single vote to approve 14 ambassador nominations at once.
During Emanuel’s confirmation hearing last month, Merkley sharply questioned Emanuel on his handling on the Laquan McDonald police shooting as mayor, and cited the McDonald case Wednesday as the reason for his ‘No’ vote.“Black Lives Matter. Here in the […]
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