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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Rep. Cynthia McKinney..Racist, Anti-Semite UPDATE!

UPDATED!
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Associated Press is reporting a federal grand jury will soon begin hearing evidence about Rep. Cynthia McKinney's run-in with a Capitol Police officer, a lawyer familiar with the case said late Wednesday.
xxx The lawyer, who declined to be identified because of grand jury secrecy, confirmed that federal prosecutors had agreed to get involved in the case in which a black lawmaker is accused of striking a white officer after he tried to stop her from entering a House office building without going through a security checkpoint. xxx U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said McKinney turned the officer's failure to recognize her into a criminal matter when she failed to stop at his request, and then struck him. xxx "He reached out and grabbed her and she turned around and hit him," Gainer said on CNN. "Even the high and the haughty should be able to stop and say, 'I'm a congressman' and then everybody moves on."
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The Hill reports, “There’s been a lot of eye-rolling,” said an aide to a moderate Democrat who spoke on condition of anonymity. “The national attention it’s been getting has been unfortunate. It’s becoming a distraction.”

A Democratic strategist concurred. “This isn’t the view of Democrats that we want to project in the tough races, one of victims and race-baiting.”

Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) made headlines for her blatant refusal to follow rules and protocol when entering the Capitol building in Washington D.C. This is not her first run-in with Capitol police, not the first time she has made outrageous claims or statements. See original blog below the line.

She and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) no longer speak, not even to exchange greetings when encountering each other in the Capitol hallways, said two House Democratic sources. Pelosi twice turned down McKinney’s request to regain her seniority after she was defeated and then reelected in 2002 and 2004. McKinney first came to Congress in 1992.

Our view here is McKinney is arrogant and ignorant, she certainly isn't smart.

Original Blog below:

Ms. McKinney is a pathetic creature who is on the record for despising Israel, America, Jews, Whites, but she loves herself. Here is her defensive approach, the low road, to failing to follow the rules.
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Last Friday a Capitol Hill officer approached her when she walked around a metal detector. As a member of Congress she is entitled to do so, but she was not wearing the lapel pin that identifies her as a member, and thus she committed a breach of security. Friday Ms. McKinney had the following statement:
"Let me be clear, this whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me--a female, black, progressive congresswoman," she said. "I am certain that after a full review of the facts, I will be exonerated."
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"I have served as a Member of Congress for more than 11 years. Throughout my tenure in Congress, I seem to evoke memory loss, especially from certain police officers who claim not to be able to recognize my face while I go to work everyday, representing the people of Georgia's 4th Congressional District."
xx "Washington, DC and local newspapers, as well as authors of books, have carried my 'working while black' stories of such encounters on Capitol Hill. In fact, the movie American Blackout candidly captures just such an encounter in one of its more humorous moments when after a two-year hiatus from Congress, a black police officer recognizes me and welcomes me back to Washington, and then just across the street, a few yards away, a white police officer approaches me to ask me what office I am with."
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Ms. McKinney has a problem wearing her "special" pin. In 2002 Slate wrote more about the Georgia Representatives outrageous comments.
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In August 1993, during her first term in office, a Capitol Hill police officer tried to prevent her from bypassing a metal detector, as members of Congress are allowed to do. For years afterward, The Hill reports, the Capitol Police pinned a picture of McKinney to an office wall, warning officers to learn her face because she refuses to wear her member's pin. Five years later, she blasted White House security after guards thought her 23-year-old white aide was the congresswoman.
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During a nasty 1996 congressional campaign with racial tension on both sides, she called supporters of her Republican opponent "holdovers from the Civil War days" and "a ragtag group of neo-Confederates." Never mind that her opponent was Jewish.
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And during the 2000 presidential campaign, she wrote that "Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time." Never mind that Gore's campaign manager was black.
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As McKinney put it in a 1996 interview with the Progressive, "African Americans have always known that a little bit of paranoia was healthy for us." Like most conspiracy-mongers, McKinney taps that paranoia to weave facts into a web of fiction.
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Should we expect less from an elected official who has spun the fantasy that President Bush had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks?
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