CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia went on the offensive in the second televised mayoral debate of the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Garcia wants voters to trust his plans for the city on “blind faith” alone.
“Attacks on me are an attempt to mask an agenda to move the city forward,” Emanuel said during an announcement about an expansion of the CTA’s “Second Chance” program for ex-offenders.
The mayor said he’s not to blame for the city’ financial woes, saying the problems go back decades.
“The problems that we have, and the challenges we have today weren’t created in the last four years. They were created by … in the last 30 years, and if you’re going to look back, and just attack, you’ve got to look back at all 30 years that created and mounted these problems,” he said.