According to an interview with CNN, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gives "1,000 percent" approval to Obama's "accelerated use of executive actions."
CNN's Jim Acosta reports that Emanuel is in Washington promoting one of Obama's executive orders -- a Defense Department project that will pump millions of dollars into developing jobs for Chicago.
Emanuel states that Obama is doing nothing different than other presidents; comparing his circumventing Congress to that of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
These are not equal but the Emancipation Proclamation was an executive action. Integrating the armed forces was an executive action. Doubling the national parks was an executive action. He has a responsibility to not let the future slip from our hands.
So I'm proud that the President took executive action, because he can't allow America's future to be held hostage by a Congress that won't do anything.
As for backing Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016, he's in for that too, but only "100 percent."