Wednesday, March 29, 2006

McKinney Protects Bush Photo-Op Location in Congress

Drudge has up a link to WXIA-11 Atlanta, that is breaking the US Rep Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), assault on a Capital police officer story (here):

According to sources on Capitol Hill, U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a Capitol police officer on Wednesday afternoon after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector......................

The officer called out, “Ma’am, Ma’am,” and walked after her in an attempt to stop her. When he caught McKinney, he grabbed her by the arm. Witnesses say McKinney pulled her arm away, and with her cell phone in hand, punched the officer in the chest. McKinney’s office has not responded to requests for comment.

Rumor has it that McKinney confused the Capital police officer with a fellow Rep who was trying to weasel in on her favorite spot on the aisle in Congress and McKinney's emotions simply took over to protect her turf and the great photo-op location to have her picture taken with President Bush. McKinney wrongly thought that the President was addressing Congress today.......................

McKinney does her best impression of a kid hanging over the left field wall at a baseball field attempting to catch a home run ball when it comes to getting her picture taken with President Bush every time the opportunity presents itself. Of course that is sacred ground for Ms. McKinney and she is going to fight for it obviously........................

_______________ Update 10:40PM ___________

McKinney responds per WXIA-11:

"Earlier today I had an unfortunate confrontation with a Capitol Hill Police Officer. It is traditional protocol that Capitol Hill Police Officers secure 535 Members of Congress, including 100 Senators. It is the expectation of most Members of Congress that Capitol Hill Police officers know who they are. I was urgently trying to get to an important meeting on time to fulfill my obligations to my constituents. Unfortunately, the Police Officer did not recognize me as a Member of Congress and a confrontation ensued. I did not have on my Congressional pin but showed the Police Officer my Congressional ID.

"I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, that of thousands of others, and I appreciate the work that they do. I deeply regret that the incident occurred. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now."........................

I'm disappointed that she did not explain that it was all about the Congressional aisle turf, the supreme "Bush Photo-Op Location" and that was the reason that she attacked, punched and assaulted a Capital police officer.......................Oh Well, we will see the rest of the story via the court reports...................

_________Update 3/30________________

Via Wizbang:

On a radio morning show on WSB Thursday, one caller called her "the state joke."

McKinney is the state joke of Georgia and it's a peach of a joke unless your a McKinney fan and a Dem...........

_________Update 3/31________________

Per WSBTV-Atlanta:

Capitol Hill police plan to issue an arrest warrant today for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.). The warrant is related to the incident Wednesday when McKinney allegedly slapped a Capitol Hill police officer.

Charges could range from assault on a police officer, which is a felony carrying a possible five year prison term, to simple assault, which is a misdeamenor.

McKinney it would appear is about face charges for the crime that see committed. Question now is, will it be a felony or misdeamenor..................


I missed this from WSBTV-Atlanta yesterday, Mckinney's Offical Statement.

Per her offical statement Mckinney is blaming the Capital Police for her assualt on them because she is black, a woman, and changes hair styles frequently, per McKinney:

Capitol Hill Police are required to recognize, greet, and distinguish Members of Congress as a part of their official role and responsibilities. In fact, according to the US Capitol Police, their mission is to protect and support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities. The US Capitol Police mission statement makes no distinction about selective application of its mission depending upon whether a Member of Congress is black, woman, or has a new hairstyle.