People are suing to block Obama’s presidential library in Chicago because they say it’s not really a library, but a “a short con shell game.”
Apparently, the #ObamaLibrary is being sued by #ProtectOurParks for defrauding actual intent of Presidential Library. #ObamaLibrary will have a kickass Recording Studio, Basketball Courts, Tributes to #Obama, but no actual books or documents. #ObamaDocs in #SecureFacility offsite pic.twitter.com/YChtpv599h
— Barbara Millman (@blmillman) May 16, 2018
A lawsuit filed Monday by Protect Our Parks is seeking to block construction of the center, alleging the city of Chicago has engaged in “a short con shell game” to help the former president construct the center.
It argues the project is not a true presidential library, as it will only have a digital archive of Obama’s presidential papers and not the documents themselves.
Of course, if any Republican did this, it would be fire alarm news. But it’s Obama, so they overwhelmingly voted in favor of the chosen one:
Barack Obama’s multimillion dollar plan to build a 12-story museum and library dedicated to his presidency has been approved by a city commission.
The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday overwhelmingly signed off on the Obama Presidential Center, which is proposed to be built in historic Jackson Park on the city’s South Side.
Can’t this guy do anything without some weird controversy dogging him?
Here’s more about the federal lawsuit and Rahm Emanuel’s response:
Don't want to read about it? Well, here's a succinct update about Protect Our Parks' lawsuit, the mayor's reaction, and the next steps in the review process as the OPC today goes to the Chicago Plan Commission. https://t.co/XocmkIr7JU
— Friends of the Parks (@FOTPChicago) May 17, 2018