Rahm Emanuel Addresses the McDonald Killing and China During His Confirmation Hearing

Written by on October 20, 2021

ImageThe Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered President Biden’s nominee to be ambassador to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, on Wednesday.Credit...Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago, appeared on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as President Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Japan — but he quickly made it clear, with trademark bluntness, that he sees the post as a bulwark against China.

Mr. Emanuel, who took a hard line against Beijing as President Barack Obama’s first chief of staff . . .

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