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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thoughts: Why McKinney punched a cop

An update on why Cynthia McKinney punched a Capitol Police officer.
Rep. Cynthia McKinney, a liberal Democrat from Georgia, says she "deeply regrets" her "unfortunate confrontation" with a Capitol Hill police officer on Wednesday.

McKinney reportedly struck the officer in the chest when he stopped her for bypassing a metal detector, something that members of Congress are allowed to do.

The officer apparently did not recognize McKinney, who struck him when he put his hand on her arm to get her attention.

Capitol Police say they are investigating the incident, which happened around 2:30 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building - and was captured on tape, according to the Drudge Report.

In a statement posted on her website, McKinney said, "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.
Translation: "I was in too much of a rush to care about what this peon, someone who doesn't deserve to be in the same room and breathe the same air as me, was saying to me."

That is what she really means.


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