Rahm Emanuel ‘frozen out’ of Biden administration for being ‘too toxic for the Cabinet’: report
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that young undocumented people will still be able to go to school and qualify for free community college education (AFP Photo/Chip Somodevilla)

On Thursday, Politico reported that former Chicago mayor and Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been "frozen out" of consideration for a position in the Biden administration.


"Earlier this week, Joe Biden personally called Barack Obama's former chief of staff to deliver the bad news, according to a person familiar with the call," said the report. "Emanuel, one of the most powerful Democrats in the country for nearly two decades, was now considered too toxic for the Cabinet."

Emanuel has drawn anger from progressives over his management of civil rights issues in Chicago, and particularly his handling of the Laquan McDonald police shooting.