She's nowhere near as rich as multimillionaire Rahm, but what she makes 'aint too shabby, so her criticism of the wealthy smacks a tad hypocritical.
Though she hasn't yet decided whether she will run (there's a 50-50 chance she will), polls have her leading Emanuel by 9 percentage points.
“Why do people of wealth and privilege try to convince the world they have neither?” she said on Twitter last year. “Be honest that you don’t have a clue about poverty.”
She might not be in the top 1% but she's up there in the top 5, and admittedly so.
“I don’t live extravagantly. But if you look just at the numbers, then, absolutely, I am in the 5 percent.Solidly middle class, I think not. Maybe upper middle class, but more like rich.
“We are comfortable." “We are not poor. We have never been poor. Does that mean I don’t have the pulse of [the poor]? I don’t live in luxury. I don’t hang out with wealthy people. I have always been solidly middle class.
“You cannot put me in the same class with Rahm Emanuel or [Republican gubernatorial candidate] Bruce Rauner.”
Liberal hypocrisy at its best.
More on Lewis here.