Haven't found a news source outlet for this yet, but I caught la femme McKinney on CNN Headline news this AM with her attorney... both spewing venom about her being "assaulted" by the Capitol police for racial reasons.
The officer taking the brunt of Ms. McKinney's cell phone and wrath is considering pressing charges. U.S. Attorney's office in Washington says they are considering possible charges against McKinney, and will decide whether to prosecute her as early as next week.
McKinney dishing it out thick in response... insinuating she's never recognized and is harassed because she is... but of course... black. Forget that Congressional ID pin she apparently refuses to wear. Her ego can't seem to accept the fact that every Capitol Hill enforcement officer hasn't got her face memorized and included on their Christmas Card list.
In a Friday afternoon news conference, Georgia Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-4th) said that the altercation between she and a Capitol police officer was started by the officer "inappropriately touching and stopping" her after she walked past a security checkpoint.
Prior to the news conference that, at times, seemed more like a church revival meeting, one of McKinney's lawyers, James W. Myart Jr. said that her problems with police are racial in nature.
“Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, like thousands of average Americans across this country, is, too, a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin,” Myart said. “Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black.”
McKinney’s office on Thursday afternoon, released a video clip from the independent documentary “American Blackout,” in which McKinney is questioned by a Capitol police officer who does not immediately recognize her. In the clip, she implies that the questioning is because she is black.
Standing with McKinney were actors Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover, who both spoke in support of McKinney.
Hummm... McKinney serving time and away from the halls of Congress? What will the Palestinians do without the presence of one of their true champions.