Members of the progressive “squad” are insisting that former Chicago Mayor 크림 엠마누엘 not join the next administration in any capacity, including for a less visible role than what President-Elect Biden’s team was originally considering.
“이것에 대해 이해하기 어려운 것은 무엇입니까?” 대표. 알렉산드리아 오 카시오 코르테즈, D-N.Y., tweeted Monday. “Rahm Emanuel은 Laquan McDonald의 살인을 은폐하는 것을 도왔습니다. 살인을 은폐하는 것은 공공 리더십 자격을 상실합니다. 이것은 '가시성'에 관한 것이 아닙니다.’ 게시물의. It is shameful and concerning that he is even being considered.”
She was responding to a Crain’s Chicago Business report that Emanuel was under consideration for U.S. Trade Representative after the Biden team faced pushback for considering him as Transportation Secretary.
Congressman-elect Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., a new member of the “squad,” responded to the news by tweeting, “Rahm Emanuel should not be considered for any position within the Biden administration.”
“‘Less visible role’ doesn’t sound good either,” tweeted Rep. 라시다 틀 레브, D-me., 또한 트윗.
The on-going criticism of Emanuel, a former Obama official, seemed to signal future conflicts with Biden and other Democratic leaders. After a disappointing showing in the recent election, some House Democrats lambasted the party’s drift towards the left.
Ocasio-Cortez argued, 하나, that opposing Emanuel wasn’t a deviation from centrist politics.
“또한 '중심'으로 간주되는 것에 대한 진정으로 당황스러운 기소이기도합니다.’ 흑인 아동의 살인을 은폐하는 데 도움을 준 공무원의 임명에 반대하는 것이 '진보적, 맨 왼쪽’ 위치,” 그녀가 말했다.
McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in 2014. The officer was eventually found guilty of second-degree murder. Emanuel has defended his handling of the McDonald case, denying in a 2015 op-ed that he withheld video of the shooting because of an election.
그는 덧붙였다: “No one could have predicted that it would take more than a year to finish the probe … 하루의 끝에서, I am the mayor and I own it. I take responsibility for what happened and I will fix it.”
Emanuel’s brother Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has already joined Biden’s transition team. He is an oncologist who works with the National Institutes of Health and served as an Obama administration advisor from 2009 ...에 2011.
Congressman-elect Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., accused Emanuel of trying to “weaken” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and attacked him for school and clinic closures that impacted the Black community. 존스, along with Bowman, is considered a new addition to the “squad.”
“I believe the Biden Administration is sincerely committed to dismantling systemic racism,” Jones tweeted. “Giving Rahm Emanuel a cabinet position would threaten that vital work,” 그는 덧붙였다, alongside a link to an online petition opposing Emanuel’s appointment.
Amid what appeared to be a deepening rift within the party, Biden transition official Jen Psaki seemed to make an effort at assuaging progressives’ fears.
“I would encourage people to wait until we’ve made even one announcement about a Cabinet member and certainly more than just a dozen White House names, before they pass judgment,” 여자 말했다.
She also claimed that Biden’s cabinet would have “people from diverse backgrounds, diverse experiences, and a diversity of political views, including from all sides of the Democratic Party.”
Ocasio-Cortez recently 말했다 The New York Times that the Biden team had a thin line to walk in appeasing the party. Picking Emanuel, 그녀가 말했다, would signal “a hostile approach to the grass-roots and the progressive wing of the party.”
She added that she didn’t “envy the Biden team. It’s a very delicate balance. But I think it’s really important to strike a good one. Because it sends a very, very powerful message on the intention to govern.”
폭스 뉴스’ Paul Steinhauser and Madeleine Rivera contributed to this report.