Friday, March 31, 2006
(CBS/AP) Capitol Hill police have notified the federal prosecutor's office that they will seek an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., next week, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This comes after McKinney and a police officer scuffled on Wednesday when the congresswoman entered a House of Representatives office building unrecognized and refused to stop when asked, according to U.S. Capitol Police.
There were conflicting accounts about the incident Wednesday, a police official said.
One version said Cynthia McKinney, a Democrat who was first elected in 1992 and represents Atlanta's suburbs, struck the officer, the official said. The officer, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident, spoke on condition of anonymity. No charges were filed, police said. A House Democratic staffer told CBS News that this might not be the Congresswoman's first incident with the Capitol Hill Police.
It shouldn't take more than a minute to pull out your ID when a police officer helping to secure a federal building repeatedly makes the request to you solely due to your dumb refusal to wear an ID pin. But when you defy a simple task and instead choose to act like a bully, by huffing, puffing and than proceeding to attack said officer, you deserve to be locked up.
I don't care if you're a member of Congress.
Cynthia McKinney needs to be arrested!
UPDATE: McKinney Refuses To Apologize For Hitting Cop
Sister Touljah has more.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 2:13 PM