Here’s what you need to know about Rahm Emanuel’s confirmation hearing

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel attends a hearing to examine his nomination before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / Associated Press
Senate US Japan
U.S. Ambassador to Japan nominee Rahm Emanuel attends a hearing to examine his nomination before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Here’s what you need to know about Rahm Emanuel’s confirmation hearing

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Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hoping to be confirmed as President Biden’s ambassador to Japan. But he faces some opposition from senators over his handling of the police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

GUESTS: Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times Washington bureau chief

John Hudson, Washington Post national security reporter