Carly Fiorina slammed President Obama and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE on Wednesday over their refusal to call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation.

“Just imagine for one moment if the mayor of Chicago were not President Obama’s personal friend. Just imagine for a moment if this were a Republican, what President Obama would be saying and doing. He has been incredibly silent on this tragedy,” she said during an appearance on "The Hugh Hewitt Show".


“I mean, most of the time, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are right out front, way before the facts are known, in saying that the police have done something terrible here,” she added.

Fiorina attributed their reluctance to the fact that they are both “close personal friends” of Emanuel, who served Obama and, in the 1990s, then-President Bill Clinton. 

Emanuel has been under increasing pressure to resign due to his handling of police-involved shootings, most notably the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a white police officer.

Last week, The Associated Press reported that emails from Emanuel’s office showed that he and his aides had coordinated a response with police shortly after the shooting occurred.

Fiorina accused him of covering up the incident for political purposes, and drew parallels between him and Clinton.

“Rahm Emanuel clearly believes in the Clinton way, I must say. What’s the Clinton way? Say whatever you have to say, lie as long as you can get away with it and do whatever you need to do to get re-elected.

“And that’s what Rahm Emanuel clearly has done, this whole terrible tragedy has been swept under the rug for a year to assure that Rahm Emanuel will be reelected.”