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MCKINNEY: “I APOLOGIZE”

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By Michelle Malkin  •  April 6, 2006 02:00 PM

***update: video of McKinney’s bodyguard threatening a reporter (hat tip: Peach Pundit)***

Expose the Left has the video of Cynthia McKinney’s desperate and despicable attempt to save her political hide.

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A truly sorry sight.

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Meanwhile, grand jury proceedings are underway and two witnesses will take the stand:

A grand jury has supoenaed two Capitol Hill aides who witnessed the March 29 confrontation between Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga.. and a Capitol Police officer. McKinney is accused of striking an officer after he tried to stop her from entering a House office building without going through a security checkpoint.

Lisa Subrize, executive assistant to Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., and Troy Phillips, senior legislative assistant to Rep. Sam Farr, D- Calif., notified Speaker Dennis Hastert late Wednesday, as is customary under House procedure.

“After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, I have determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the precedents and privileges of the House,” both aides said in statements that a clerk read into the House record. Bob Jackson, a spokesman for McCotter, said that Subrize witnessed the confrontation and immediately filled out a form for the Capitol Police, describing what she saw. He and a spokeswoman for Farr declined further comment.

More trouble via the AJC:

McKinney has been keeping a very high profile since the incident occurred, asserting in press conferences and television interviews that she was the victim of racial profiling. The officer who stopped McKinney, an African-American, was white.

McKinney made no reference to racial profiling in her statement on the House floor.

But even as McKinney appeared to be trying to put the issue to rest, a bodyguard she hired – reportedly a former Georgia state trooper – was raising another furor when he threatened a television reporter trying to interview McKinney outside the Capitol just minutes before she appeared on the House floor.

When the reporter from Cox Broadcasting tried to ask McKinney about the grand jury, the bodyguard told him, “I’m going to put your ass in jail. I’m a police officer,” a videotape of the incident shows.

Asked if he worked for Capitol police, the man said, “I work for Miss McKinney.”

Word that McKinney had hired a bodyguard roiled the ranks of the Capitol police who were worried that the guard was carrying a weapon. They said they are concerned about what the bodyguard might do if Capitol police challenged McKinney at a security checkpoint.

McKinney’s office did not return repeated phone calls seeking comment.


Jim Hoft
is right on: “Is it any wonder that Republican Michael Steele is making inroads with black voters when Cynthia McKinney is a typical representative of the modern day black democrat?”

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Previous:

The party of police-haters
The party of race-baiting victims
More trouble for McKinney
Crazy Cynthia’s case goes to the feds
Same old, same old (video added)
What will she say now?
McKinney plays the race card

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