Rahm Emanuel covered up the murder of a Black teenager, Laquan McDonald, while he was Mayor of Chicago.

That he's being considered for a cabinet position is completely outrageous and, honestly, very hurtful.

During negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature achievement, Rahm tried to weaken the bill.

In his first year as Mayor, he closed more than half of Chicago's public mental health clinics.

Those clinics disproportionately served Black clients, and caused a spike in mental health crises leading to psychiatric hospitalizations.

In 2013, he closed 50 public schools — the largest school closure in United States history — most of which were in Black neighborhoods.

I believe the Biden Administration is sincerely committed to dismantling systemic racism. Giving Rahm Emanuel a cabinet position would threaten that vital work.

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