Politics

Democrat introduces bill to recall Rahm Emanuel

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A Democratic state representative introduced a bill to the Illinois state legislature Wednesday. If enacted, it would give lawmakers a mechanism to drive Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from office.

The bill, authored by Rep. LaShawn Ford and co-sponsored by fellow Democrat Mary Flowers, would amend a 1941 law to create "a procedure for an election to recall the Mayor of Chicago" where there currently is no legal means to do so, according to MSNBC.

Emanuel, who won re-election in an April run-off, has been under fire for allegedly mishandling how city hall and Chicago police reacted to the October 2014 death of a black teenager after he was shot by a cop 16 times.

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