Monday's HOT MIC
Failed mayor shouts "Squirrel!"
Put your waders on before plowing through this heap.
"We want you to come to Chicago if you believe in the American dream," Emanuel, a Democrat, told CNN's Poppy Harlow on "Newsroom." "By forcing us, or the police department, to choose between the values of the city and the philosophy of the police department, in community policing, I think it's a false choice and it undermines our actual safety agenda."
He continued: "So we're going to be filing a case saying that the Justice Department is wrong on constitutional legal grounds that is we will always be a welcoming city ... but it also is true that our police department is part of a neighborhood, part of a community, built on the premise of trust."
On Sunday, Emanuel's office announced that it planned to file a lawsuit against the DOJ over new conditions placed on federal law enforcement grant money requiring local police departments to assist in federal immigration actions.
Emanuel's office said in a statement that the Trump administration's "latest unlawful misguided action undermines public safety and violates" the Constitution. He said the city is challenging the administration "to ensure that their misguided policies do not threaten the safety of our residents."
First of all, there's no greater threat to the residents of Chicago than the residents of Chicago. The city's murder rate is the highest in the nation, and climbing. Second, in the case of so-called "sanctuary cities," the threat to the Constitution is at the local level -- the Supremacy Clause means what it says.
Finally, Emanuel is a known schmuck who will say or do almost anything to distract from his shameful tenure.