Approval of the next US Ambassador to Japan, cautious discussion on the Democratic Left

Approval of the next US Ambassador to Japan, cautious discussion on the Democratic Left
Emmanuel is suspected of being involved in a cover-up of a black boy shot dead by police during his time as Mayor of Chicago (Washington, 20th)

There is a cautious argument on the left side of the ruling and democratic parties over the approval of Mr. Rahm Emanuel, who was nominated by US President Joe Biden as the ambassador to Japan. There is a suspicion that he was involved in a cover-up of a black boy who had no weapons and was shot dead by police during his time as Mayor of Chicago.

At a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the 20th, Emmanuel said that he had tackled the issue of racial discrimination when he was a mayor, but said, “I clearly misunderstood the magnitude of distrust and skepticism (from black people) and was responsible for it. Is in me. ” “I haven’t spent the last seven years (since the incident) without thinking about this,” he stressed.

Within the Senate Democratic Party, which has the power to decide on Emmanuel’s approval, there is no clear opposition to his approval. Meanwhile, Congressman Alexandria Ocasiocortes, who is extremely popular with the leftists who support the Democratic Party, has harshly criticized Emmanuel’s appointment as “shameful” and has called for opposition to approval.

The left-wing senator seems to be deciding whether or not to approve it based on the hearing. Emmanuel has also appealed to moderate Republicans in case of opposition from the Democratic Party.

By early May, the Biden administration had set up a response team for Emmanuel’s approval, according to people familiar with the White House. Emmanuel is likely to have carefully prepared questions about racial issues and attended the hearing.

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