Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sunday Sign of Hope 4/9/06

Congresswoman apologizes for striking officer

The first step is admitting you were wrong. The second is making sure you don't do anything as stupid as opening your mouth again.

From The Boston Globe:

Representative Cynthia McKinney, long a lightning rod for Republican attacks, yielded to pressure from her party's colleagues yesterday and apologized to the House for her role in an altercation with a Capitol Police officer.

Flanked by several fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus and a few white colleagues in the House chamber, McKinney, Democrat of Georgia, tried to put the March 29 episode behind her even as a grand jury began reviewing allegations that she hit the officer in the chest with her cellphone. She said she wanted to ''express again my sincere regret. . . . There should not have been any physical contact. . . . I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all, and I regret its escalation, and I apologize."

The incident has put McKinney, 51, a six-term member of Congress, into familiar territory: the middle of controversy. Outspoken, with a style described as either fearless or in-your-face, McKinney has a turbulent history. In 2002, for example, she declared that President Bush had advance knowledge of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks but did nothing to prevent them. She also wrote in 2000 that Democratic
presidential nominee Al Gore's ''Negro tolerance level has never been high."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

she is truly an idiot, just because someone didn't know who she was...just think what would happen to us, if we brained a capital cop with our cellphone.

April 11, 2006 12:32 PM  

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