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Ocasio-Cortez Urges Senate to Reject Emanuel’s Nomination

  • Former lawmaker and Chicago mayor tapped as envoy to Japan
  • House progressives also weighed in this week on Fed chair
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on the Senate to reject President Joe Biden’s nomination of Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan, just days after the New York Democrat joined a progressive pressure campaign to preemptively oppose any effort to reappoint Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair.

Emanuel previously served as a member the House Democratic leadership team and as President Barack Obama’s first chief of staff.