Why America’s Worst Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, Loves Hillary Clinton | Observer
“Hillary Clinton proudly lists Mayor Rahm Emanuel as one of her leading mayoral endorsers,” Mr. Sanders told reporters during a news conference while campaigning in Chicago. “Well, let me be clear as I can be: Based on his disastrous record as mayor of the city of Chicago, I do not want Mayor Emanuel’s endorsement if I win the Democratic nomination.”
Mr. Emanuel’s ties to the Clinton family go as far back as Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, when he served as his finance director. He went on to serve as political director and senior adviser to Bill Clinton until leaving the White House in 1998. Hillary Clinton has defended Mr. Emanuel among the growing calls for his resignation. “He loves Chicago and I’m confident that he’s going to do everything he can to get to the bottom of these issues and take whatever measures are necessary to remedy them,” she told reporters in Iowa this past December. As Mr. Clinton’s former finance director, Mr. Emanuel held fundraisers for Ms. Clinton as early as 2014.