Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, is facing a primary challenge from former police superintendent Garry McCarthy.
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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Democrat, said he was thrown “under the bus” when he was fired, in the year of 2015, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, released a video Wednesday night, announces he is running for mayor.
The video, posted on McCarthy’s website, with the title of “Chicago Needs to Change.”
“Between the taxes, the rate of our economy, schools and crime here, we are a laughing stock in America,” McCarthy told the Chicago Tribune. “The prevailing thoughts about Chicago, is that we get on our way to the bottom in all of these areas, and they infect each other, and no one seems to be. It is almost like a “Wake up, Chicago’ moment.”
“Between the taxes, the rate of our economy, schools and crime here, we are a laughing stock in America.”
– Garry McCarthy, announcing a challenge against Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel
McCarthy, a self-described pro-police, limited-government candidate, is taking Emanuel, a liberal, sent shock waves through the city when he fired McCarthy.
It is time for a new leadership to fix our problems and pull together with us. After thoughtful consideration and at the urging of my Fans, community leaders, and my family, I’m officially announce that I am running for the mayor of Chicago. https://t.co/VFWhqmfnd2 #GMFM -GM
— Garry McCarthy (@Garry4chicago) March 22, 2018
It is a very personal race, and some of the fiery political theater, as McCarthy is fighting back against fellow Democrats and President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff of the White house.
To help Emanuel stabilized recently of city-wide claims and protests calling for him to resign after he was accused of, mayoral, safe re-election, by a Band that showed that Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke’s shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times. Emanuel has denied any cover-up.
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, right, has said he was thrown “under the bus” when he was fired, in the year of 2015, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
However, in the court of public opinion, Emanuel is still not necessarily the widespread allegation that he kept the tape under lock and key adjusted.
Emanuel was never shot into a lot of detail about the alleged secrecy surrounding the Band, and after initially defending Van Dyke and McCarthy, Emanuel placed, ultimately, blame on the former top-cop and him.
McCarthy, the Band argues, from his hands, and that Emanuel elected to the city Council, to pay fast, the family of the victim millions of dollars.
McCarthy told Fox News that he will make plans for the McDonald’s ribbon, a centerpiece of his campaign against Emanuel and demand that the mayor explain to the public what happened. It Emanuel in a few interesting positions in all possible public forums or discussions.
An e-mail address for Emanuel’s re-election campaign yet again, Fox News’ e-mail seeking comment on the McCarthy campaign plans.
The officer involved in the video, the band, Van Dyke, expects the study on murder charges.
McCarthy’s time as the top cop was not without blemish, but he is credited with significantly reducing crime.
A further criticism against McCarthy is that he comes from New York and not the actual political experience.
Matt Finn is a Fox News correspondent based in Chicago bureau. Follow him on Twitter: @MattFinnFNC