Rahm Emanuel has started examining his future plans and that future does not include Chicago or at least being the mayor of it.
The former congressman and chief of staff to President Obama announced in a statement that he will not seek a third term as the mayor of our country’s biggest city.
In it, Rahm “dead fish” Emanuel, said in part:
“Today, the time has come to make another tough choice. As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, I have decided not to seek re-election.This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime. You hire us to get things done — and pass the torch when we’ve done our best to do what you hired us to do.”
President Obama even felt it necessary to issue a statement about the his first chief of staff’s decision.
Barack Obama puts out a statement on Rahm Emanuel pic.twitter.com/6Z2ZtEDvjN
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) September 4, 2018
With Chicago’s terrible record on crime and insane amount of fatal shootings, this is not a surprising at all. What will be interesting to see is what Emanuel’s next move will be.
Will he run for Congress again? Will it be president? Will he write a book detail what happened in the mayor’s office?