By Chris Geidner, MSNBC

The White House announced Friday that President Joe Biden intended to nominate Rahm Emanuel to be the next ambassador to Japan. The nomination, which comes after Emanuel was apparently rejected for other positions in the administration, belies Biden’s claim that he was running for president to restore “the soul of this nation.” Emanuel is responsible for one of the more soulless moves by a Democratic politician in recent memory.

As Emanuel was fighting for re-election as mayor of Chicago, he kept video of the police murder of Laquan McDonald hidden from public view. Emanuel’s administration spent more than a year arguing against releasing footage of the 17-year-old’s death to the public, only relenting because of a judge’s order.

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