by Newsweek

Progressive Democratic New York Congressman Jamaal Bowman criticized the Biden administration for nominating former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan.

In a tweet, Bowman said the news was "the last thing we needed to see at the end of this tragic week."

"When elected officials use their power against Black lives, they should not receive this honor. We still remember Laquan McDonald," Bowman wrote, referencing the victim of a 2014 police shooting.

Under Emanuel's administration, Chicago city lawyers fought to hide police dashboard camera video of McDonald, a Black teen, being shot 16 times in the back by an officer as McDonald posed no clear danger, Newsweek previously reported.

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