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Emanuel Gets Called Out for Dodging on Who the Democrats’ Leader Is

CNN’s Poppy Harlow was not happy with Rahm Emanuel’s refusal to answer who the leader of the Democratic Party is.

Democratic Mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff to President Obama, Rahm Emanuel, got called out by CNN’s Poppy Harlow for not answering a question on who the leader of Democratic Party is during an interview on Monday.

Harlow asked Emanuel about comments Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) made regarding the leadership of the Democratic Party being too old and tired and whether Emanuel agreed with these remarks.

Emanuel dodged the question, telling Harlow that he wanted candidates running for Congress in 2018 to reflect their districts, not the national Democratic Party.

Harlow then pressed Emanuel, asking him to respond yes or no to whether Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are the leaders that the Democratic Party needs to retake control of Washington.

“Poppy, I really like you. I don’t think that’s a good question,” Emanuel responded.

“You did that to Dana Bash too!” Harlow pushed back.

“Yes, it’s a fine leadership,” Emanuel said. “But what I want is the candidate that’s going to be the leader of their district. That’s what I’m looking for. That’s how you recruit candidates that win a majority. I don’t think it’s really a question that’s relevant. It’s relevant in the Washington corridor. It’s not a question relevant in the suburban districts across the country.”

Harlow had to end the interview at this point but told Emanuel, “I guess I’m gonna have to let that answer sit for what it is.”