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US Rep. Ocasio-Cortez opposes Emanuel nomination as Japan envoy

Progressive calls the choice 'deeply shameful' and urges Senate to vote 'no'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks on the infrastructure bill at the Union Station in Washington on June 16.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- High-profile Democratic congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York issued a statement Wednesday strongly opposing the nomination of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan.

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