This was McKinney’s 5th run in with security.

UPDATE: AJC: McKinney faces arrest over security incident

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill police are expected to seek an arrest warrant next week for Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia, who was involved in a physical confrontation with a Capitol police officer Wednesday, police and legal authorities said Thursday.

Officially, the investigation of the incident, in which the DeKalb County Democrat allegedly struck a police officer who tried to stop her from going around a security checkpoint, is ongoing, said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, spokeswoman for Capitol Hill police.

However, police have notified the federal prosecutor’s office in Washington that they will be seeking an arrest warrant after the investigation is complete next week, said police and legal authorities, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because the investigation was not yet complete.


According to this UPI story:

In 1993, Capitol Police posted a photo of McKinney on an office wall so officers could remember who she was after she complained. Then in 1995, she complained again about being stopped.

In 1996 and 1998, she complained that White House security officials did not give her the same treatment as other members of Congress, at one time mistaking her 23-year-old white aide for her. McKinney is black.

“I am absolutely sick and tired of having to have my appearance at the White House validated by white people,” she said at the time.

Either there’s a conspiracy against her (maybe the people who got Tupac are after her?), or she needs to start wearing the lapel pin she was given as an esteemed member of the Congress.

Meanwhile, the unidentified officer involved is ready to press charges:

A deputy police chief and a representative of the House’s sergeant-at-arms visited McKinney’s congressional office Wednesday afternoon. Neither commented to reporters.

The officer involved was not identified, but police officials said he was ready to press charges against McKinney — a rare, if not unprecedented, action by a Capitol police officer against a member of Congress.

Police and congressional officials said they were not aware of any other incidents in which a member of Congress struck a Capitol Hill police officer or an officer pressed charges against a member, though conflicts between members and police at security checkpoints are not rare.

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  1. GAWire says:

    The Hill, AJC, AP, Fox News, etc are all running this story, and pointing out the other incidences.

    I thought that quote about explaining herself to white people was great! Guess who she said that to … Bill Clinton! Priceless!

    That’s your representative, DeKalb County. You put her there. You must be so proud!

    And, no, Buzz, it isn’t the people who got Tupac that are after her – it is the pro-Bush people that produced the war in Afghanistan in a California studio that are doing it. Oh yeah, they also manufactured 9/11. Apparently, they have gotten to Cap Police and she is their next target!

    As for the lapel pin … these are given to Members, b/c some find it difficult to always recognize 535+ officials that don’t have to walk thru detectors, especially when they are trying to keep their eyes out for criminals in order to protect those people, and especially when they change their hair to look like the member was just released from a crack house.

    No wonder he stopped her … Cynthia looks like she just went a round with the Duke lacrosse team!

    I’m done with Shirley – my goal now is to make sure every single voter (and non-voter for that matter) in GA realizes just how rediculous of a person Cynthia McKinney is, not to mention how crazy it is that she is a U.S. Congresswoman (I feel sick even typing out that title in the same sentance mentioning her name).

  2. Bill Simon says:

    Trouble is, GAW, with her in place as the the Dems’ Charm Girl, the GOP can raise beaucoup bucks as long as she’s in there.

    Besides, her fellow African-American supporters absolutely love her whenever she smacks The Man! (Be he/she Whitey or any kind of law-enforcement officer)

  3. atlantaman says:

    “That’s just the typical kind of treatment that I receive,” McKinney says on camera. “So I’m not surprised and I’m not offended.”

    In what she says is a quote from the late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur, she adds, “Some things never change.”

    I’ve heard Representatives quote Madison, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, but never Tupac. And since when is “Some things never change.” considered a unique quote by Tupac. What’s next, someone gives credit for the quote, “Atlanta has a lot of traffic” to Ludacrous.

    I couldn’t agree with you more Bill in that her consituents really eat this stuff up. It would be so easy to run as a Democrat in a Democrat district. Just spit in a police officers face and kick him in the groin and you’ll win in a landslide. It’s all about sticking it to “the man”.

  4. larry smith says:

    Please, God, let Cynthia McKinney stay in office forever. Watching this nutjob in action is just priceless, and her usefulness to Republicans as a fundraising tool is beyond measure.

  5. Skeptical says:

    Even as a Democrat, I hope beyond hope that she sees some time in jail and if they wanna throw in her dad for good measure, so be it. What an ass!

  6. Three Jack says:

    Boortz on the air this morning describing McKinney’s new out of control hairdo to go along with her out of control eating habits and out of control behavior — “looks like an explosion in a Brillo pad factory”..gotta love Boortz!

  7. emily says:

    She’s certainly a formidable public figure. Again, glad she’s on Mr. Taylor’s side. It is certainly a match made in heaven. Mark has a knack, though, for attracting the most unattractive supporters. Tell-tale sign?

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