Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, hold a news conference at Chicago Police Headquarters in Chicago on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. After the the news conference they released the 2014 video of Laquan McDonald being shot and killed by Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
By William J. Kelly
A firestorm is raging all over Chicago and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in the fight of his political life.
It is a fight Rahm might not survive. If he does survive, he will be damaged goods, unfit for voter consumption and big wigs at the DNC know it.
It’s only been a week since the late release of the Laquan McDonald police shooting video and the cracks in Emanuel’s once impervious political armor are visible.
Last week, thousands of protesters clogged Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district. Ducking for cover, the Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus — which backed Emanuel for re-election — are now crying, “they were misled” about the video.
Buckling under the pressure, Emanuel quickly threw his top cop, Supt. Garry McCarthy under the bus Tuesday to quell public outrage.
Could Rahm be next?
Rahm isn’t just any Democrat. He served three terms as a Democratic congressman and was a senior adviser to two Democratic presidents, Obama and Bill Clinton.
The impact crater of this political crisis reaches beyond Chicago’s city limits. This is a national political crisis for President Obama and the national Democratic Party.
This is not a race story or even a police story. This is a cover-up by a Democratic mayor in a Democratic stronghold.
As the Watergate era-inspired mantra goes, ‘It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up.”
He’s Rahm the liar. The Democrat’s Nixon.
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