Emanuel Says Elections Have Consequences After Supreme Court Rulings

Craig Dellimore
June 28, 2018 - 7:53 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Emanuel said two of the controversial Supreme Court decisions announced this week should serve as a wake-up call to voters.

Mayor Emanuel’s message is simple. Elections have consequences, especially when a President can have the power to shape the Supreme Court of the United States.

"First of all, on the travel ban, President Hillay Clinton would have never imposed one. Second, she would have had a different Supreme Court nominee then the one Donald Trump proposed," Emanuel said. 

He said the Janus case workers’ rights decision serves to weaken unions.

"I think both decisions are wrong and I think it's a wake up call, especially now that Supreme Court Justice Kennedy just announced he was stepping down," he said. 

For now, he hopes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stays healthy.