Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fire from many different directions and earlier today, he announced that he will finish serving his current term but will not seek reelection. Yeah, he decided not to run for the same reason Jeff Flake decided not to run. Neither had a snowball’s chance at reelection. Even the Democrats are down on Emanuel.He has been under fire for the increasing gun violence, raising taxes and not doing enough to create jobs in Chicago’s South and West sides where most of the gun violence occurs. Even though (Or because of it) the heavy handed gun laws in Chicago, shootings have gone through the roof under Emanuel.
For example, Breitbart News reported that at least 25 were shot and wounded and another six shot and killed over Labor Day Weekend in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 10 were wounded and two were killed on Sunday alone.
Breitbart News reported at least 28 were shot last weekend and more than 50 were shot in Emanuel’s Chicago over the weekend of August 18-21, with six dying. At least 33 people were shot in Chicago during the weekend of August 10 through the morning of August 13 and over 70 were shot August 3 through the morning of August 6, with 11 dying from their wounds.
The next mayoral election is in 2019 and after that, he will relinquish the office to the new mayor.