Forgive me for yet another Cynthia McKinney post, but this is just astounding. Read this from McKinney’s website:
Everybody who puts on a T-shirt isn’t a McKinney supporter, and everybody who stands around with folded arms in some doorway is not playing security in any campaign of mine. It’s come to my attention that several errant individuals at and near my campaign office on election night uttered some unfortunate remarks including singling out a Jewish member of the press.
The “errant individuals” included Hashim Nzinga National Chief of Staff of the New Black Panther Party (a link to the video can be found here). He’s a resident of the 4th District, and according to this AJC article, provided security for McKinney although she didn’t request it:
Several people dressed in black suits and boots followed McKinney around wearing patches on their clothes that read: “New Black Panther Party Freedom or Death.”
Asked about their presence Sunday, McKinney’s campaign manager, John Evans, said the New Black Panthers do not have an official role in McKinney’s campaign and are not on her organization’s payroll.
Hashim Nzinga, who identified himself as the New Black Panther Party’s national chief of staff, said in a telephone interview Sunday that his organization volunteered to protect McKinney after learning she had received threats.
“She didn’t request us to be there,” said Nzinga, who lives in the 4th District.
I’m sure Nzinga appreciates being dissed by McKinney, especially since he’s appeared on tv numerous times defending her.
McKinney’s website goes on:
The people who made those remarks were not associated with my campaign in any formal way, and I want to make clear from this hour that any informal ties between me and my campaign and anyone holding or espousing such views are cut and renounced. The fact that the remarks occurred after some verbal and other provocation initiated either by members of the press or so-called security people attached to members of the press is no excuse for the content of the remarks themselves.
Denunciations of entire religious or racial groups, statements ascribing this or that behavior or motivation to “the white man” or “the Jew” have never been part of my lexicon, my public or even my private dialogue. Anyone who makes blanket denunciations of Jews or “the Jew” is certainly not a supporter of mine, not a staff member, not a consultant to, nor is welcome to be a volunteer in my campaign. Such people are in fact not living in the real world.
She’s distancing herself from her Dad? It’s a few years too late I think.