I’m not trying to turn Peach Pundit into anti-McKinney central, but the hits just keeps on coming.
Scott at Power Line reminds us of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s checkered past when it comes to the Jewish people. Power Line notes:
Cynthia McKinney, among others, didn’t vote on the resolution (HR 921 condemning Hezbollah). According to the New York Times, however, Ms. McKinney has made “a series of…incendiary, often racial comments.” As Professor Edward Alexander observed in 2004:
This is The New York Times’ delicate way of alluding to the stridently anti-Semitic character of McKinney’s 2002 campaign, in which “Jews” were repeatedly blamed for her faltering in the polls and for her eventual defeat. Her behavior did not deter House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, then the Democratic whip, from backing her to the hilt.
Professor Alexander omits from his discussion any mention of McKinney’s past support by Abdurahman Alamoudi, then-president of the American Muslin Council, who has pled guilty to being Muhammar Khadaffy’s bagman in connection with the plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. At the time of his support of McKinney in 2000, Alamoudi was well known as a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah.
Professor Alexander also also omits any mention of the attribution by her father of McKinney’s then-upcoming defeat immediately before the Democratic primary in 2002 to “Jews, J-E-W-S.” That is a statement which McKinney never disavowed or otherwise commented upon.