The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands."
He says Rahm “didn't start the corruption in this regard, but should be doing more to end it.”
Rev. Livingston said that if someone throws him a life preserver while he is drowning, he's not one to consider who tossed the ring before grabbing onto it for dear life, “let's do like Eisenhower. Get some federal troops in here and make [things] better for all Chicagoans," Livingston said, referring to how President Ike Eisenhower federalized the National Guard in 1954 to protect black students in Little Rock, Ark.
The governor at the time, Democrat Orval Faubus, had called in his own National Guard to preserve the segregated nature of Little Rock Central High School by turning away black students, spurring Eisenhower to act.