Did you really think I was going to let this story go?
Today’s WSJ Political Diary had a nice little piece about Georgia’s Pride and Joy, Cynthia McKinney and her efforts over the weekend to make up for, what I am referring to as her “anti-authority brutality towards Peace Officers.”
At a news conference at Howard University, she was joined by the perpetually outraged actor Danny Glover. Ms. McKinney said: “This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me, a female black congresswoman.” Her lawyer, James Myart, went further and compared the incident to instances of police brutality and bias. “Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black,” he told reporters (Brendan Miniter, WSJ Opinion Journal Political Diary)
In other news, Congressional Quarterly filed a report about today’s evacuation at the Capitol.
The Capitol was evacuated today for about an hour following a brief power failure. The outage, which occurred about 12:15 pm, seemed to be limited ot the Capitol Building itself. Senate and House office buildings were not affected and business continued there as usual, including hearings that were taking place (CQ.com).
Some staffers were scared that McKinney was actually behind the power outage as a method of revenge towards Capitol Police, although, that turned out not to be the case.