U.S. Senate Confirms Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be Ambassador to Japan

Rahm Emanuel, the former Chicago mayor who has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Joe Biden’s nominee to be ambassador to Japan, speaks during an interview with Reuters after taking part at the C40 Mayors Summit at a hotel in Mexico City, Mexico December 1, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

The U.S. Senate early Saturday confirmed President Joe Biden’s nominee Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan, despite questions about the murder of a Black teenager by a white police officer when Emanuel was mayor of Chicago.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Editing by Timothy Heritage