McKinney Plays the Race Card
In an unsurprising and totally expected move Rep. Cynthia McKinney has played the race card regarding the incident where she struck a Capitol Hill police officer.
A lawyer for Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Georgia congresswoman who had an altercation with a Capitol Police officer, says she was “just a victim of being in Congress while black.”
Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks. McKinney was not wearing her pin at the time, and the officer apparently did not recognize her, she has said.
“Congresswoman McKinney, in a hurry, was essentially chased and grabbed by the officer,” Myart said. “She reacted instinctively in an effort to defend herself.”
Right because black people are routinely stopped and assaulted in the Capitol and its related office buildings.