Keeping McKinney Alive … Only to Push Her Back Down

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.

6 comments

  1. ugadog says:

    I have to wonder if a black cop grabbed a white congresswoman by the arm and she turned around and slapped/hit him, if that police officer would be filing charges.

  2. atlantaman says:

    I’m sick of this being turned into a racial thing. Don’t know if many of you remember when Ted Kennedy (one of the most recognizable politicians in the world, especially in the Boston airport) was temporarily detained by homeland security. As absurd as it was, Kennedy managed to resist swinging at the police officers.

    Cynthia is not the only black member of Congress and I haven’t heard of John Lewis or Charlie Rangle having these problems.

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/08/19/kennedy.airlines/

    UGAdog-

    If a white congresswoman slapped a black police officer, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would jump at the opportunity to have a protest march.

  3. GAWire says:

    Word is, Jesse and Al are organizing a march for Cynthia to alert the public about the oppressive treatment that Capitol Police officers give towards black members of Congress (that may or may not be true).

  4. atlantaman says:

    I’d love to hear from some responsible black members of congress such as David Scott, John Lewis, and Charlie Rangle to see just how oppressive the police have been towards them over the years.

  5. GAWire says:

    >>”””I’d love to hear from some responsible black members of congress”””

    Uh, JC Watts already left office … unfortunately.

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