Cynthia McKinney's Scrape with the Capitol Police and the subsequent meltdown of her political career
This may turn out to be a very fortunate turn of events for America. This incident shows the
nation a great deal about the character of this member of Congress, but it also teaches us something
about the political party to which she belongs. Once again, the Democrats have proven themselves
to be out of touch with the
Fortunately, the voters of Ms. McKinney's district appear to be embarrassed by all this, and
they expressed their preference for someone else in the primary election on August 8, 2006.
I would abandon this page altogether if Ms. McKinney would stay out of the headlines. The
most recent news about Ms. McKinney has nothing to do with her encounter with a Capitol Hill
police officer in 2006, but it does show that if Israel is at war, she will help Israel's
[In general, the most recent items are at the top of the page.]
Cynthia McKinney's Arab and Islamist Donors.
We all knew that Cynthia McKinney would be drawing on Arab and Muslim supporters in her bid to return to Congress, but a listing of contributors reveals to
what an extraordinary extent this is the case, as shown by the names of her backers. Of particular note is the who's who of radical organizations her
donors are associated with.
Democratic Party Full Of Nuts As Well As Flakes.
Cynthia McKinney cannot be described in any other way than anti-American. Not only did this Georgia representative
appear on Libyan state television. She also praised the Qaddaffi regime. People of good conscience
can disagree as to the propriety and prudence of U.S. and NATO intervention in this north African uprising.
However, what cannot be denied is that old Muammar is one of the great scumbags of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Cynthia McKinney In Iran. In an interview with PressTV of Iran, former Congresswoman Cynthia
McKinney said the Tea Party movement "was definitely hijacked." McKinney, making her first visit to
Iran to attend an anti-terrorism seminar, told her interviewer that there was "tremendous pressure inside the
political process to make sure that the voters stay aligned inside either the Democratic or the Republican
parties, because both of those parties have been captured by special interests."
Troubled Waters: Israel's navy gave ex-Rep. Cynthia McKinney and her fellow self-de scribed "peace" activists
a surprise kick in the bow this week, turning away their photo-op of a boat trip, which was headed for Gaza. Not
surprisingly, the odious McKinney, whose Georgia constituents wisely booted her from Congress in '02, quickly denounced
Cynthia McKinney's Excellent
Adventure. Green Party presidential candidate, truther, and world-class crackpot Cynthia McKinney was attracted
to the media buzz surrounding the drama in Gaza like a Kennedy is drawn to an appointed Senate seat. With the 60-foot
yacht Dignity beneath her, the voluble Ms. McKinney accompanied a gaggle of Palestinian apologists and international members
of the tin-foil hat-wearing, busy-body brigade on what was characterized in the compliant media as a "humanitarian mission."
Where Are They Now? Remember
Cynthia McKinney? She's the batty ex-congresswoman from Atlanta whose father, then a state
representative, offered this pithy explanation of her 2002 primary defeat: "Jews have bought
everybody. Jews. J-E-W-S." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports McKinney has washed up
in the Middle East.
relief boat hit by Israeli ship. Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, standing beside a damaged
yacht, Tuesday accused the Israeli navy of ramming the vessel to halt the delivery of medical supplies to the embattled
Gaza Strip. "Our mission was a peaceful mission," McKinney told CNN after she and 15 others aboard the boat made it
safely to the harbor in the Lebanese seaport of Tyre. McKinney, the recent Green Party candidate for U.S. president
and frequent center of controversy, is the most prominent political figure to join the relief voyages sponsored by the
Free Gaza Movement.
McKinney may try for Gaza
again. The father of former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Georgia Democrat, said Tuesday his daughter may try again
to take medical supplies to war-battered Gaza. The father, Billy McKinney, one of Atlanta's first black law
enforcement officers, quoted his daughter as telling him by telephone Tuesday that an Israeli patrol boat three times
rammed a mercy vessel carrying her, 15 other activists and medical supplies to Gaza.
Party No 'Spoiler' for Obama, McKinney Says. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) said her bid
for the White House as a Green Party candidate won't hurt Sen. Barack Obama or Sen. Hillary Clinton's chances
for being the first African-American or woman U.S. president, respectively, because U.S. elections have been
McKinney introduces bill to
impeach Bush. In what was likely her final legislative act in Congress, outgoing Georgia
Rep. Cynthia McKinney announced a bill Friday [12/8/2006] to impeach President Bush. The legislation has no
chance of passing and serves as a symbolic parting shot not only at Bush but also at Democratic leaders.
The Editor says...
Many Democrats over the last several years have shown themselves to be sore losers. They seem to
have an irresistible urge to file a lawsuit when they lose at the ballot box.
Stolen ... By 11,000 Votes. Um, you lost by 16 percent in a district that's more solidly
Democratic than the Kennedy Compound. It ain't the voting machines, sugar, unless by "machines"
you mean "citizens."
[You would think that a Member of Congress would know the U.S. is not a democracy. Whenever
you hear a Democrat use the word "democracy", it's a codeword meaning "socialism".]
Supporters, Media Scuffle. As outgoing Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney returned to her campaign
headquarters to address her supporters after midnight Tuesday [8/8/2006], some of her staffers scuffled with
Update: Charges unlikely in McKinney
scuffle, police say. DeKalb police say they have not been able to tell who instigated an election
night altercation between a television news photographer and a member of U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney's security
untold story of Cynthia McKinney's final demise: McKinney lost handily. Beyond that, her
final hours before eventually conceding defeat made for the most underreported and bizarre story of a political
exit I've ever seen in my years of participating in or analyzing political races around the country.
McKinney Rails Against Electronic
Voting. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, in her first public appearance since losing her re-election
bid last week, said Tuesday [8/15/2006] that the black community needs to oppose electronic voting machines,
which she said are designed to steal elections.
official expects McKinney to protest to feds. A top election official in DeKalb County said
Wednesday morning [8/9/2006] that she expects U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney to take her complaints about
alleged voting irregularities in Tuesday's election straight to Washington — just like she
did when she lost four years ago.
Cynthia McKinney: Going,
Going, Gone? In a low-turnout run-off, anything can happen. McKinney's organization,
cultivated over twelve years, ought to stand her in good stead. She ought to be able to get her
loyalists to the polls. But, not surprisingly, money has been flowing into Johnson's campaign
coffers. And while McKinney has gotten some high-profile endorsements, so has Johnson.
Claims Defamation, Demands News Retraction. United States Rep. Cynthia McKinney, embroiled in
controversy since a March 29 altercation with Capitol Hill police and facing a tough Democratic primary
in her Georgia district, has demanded that the Atlanta Journal Constitution retract an editorial critical
headed for runoff with Johnson. U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney is headed to a runoff against a
relatively unknown challenger in a Democratic primary she was expected to win with ease. … Few
political analysts expected McKinney to have much trouble in her re-election bid even though her
longheld status as a political lightning rod reached new heights over her very public confrontation
with the Capitol guard.
McKinney. In 2002, Rep. Cynthia McKinney looked untouchable; the Georgia Democrat had
held her seat in Congress for a decade and her majority-minority district had shown no desire to
kick the liberal, female, African-American out of office. … Until 9/11, that is. While
the majority of Americans, including the leadership of her own party, rallied around the
president for at least a short time, McKinney chose to attack him.
First, this episode is just another in a pattern which shows remarkably intemperate behavior on the part of a
Member of Congress. It also shows what a poor leader she is to criticize a staffer in public.
Second, it shows that the Congresswoman is remarkably arrogant, abysmally stupid, or more likely some
tragically synergistic combination of the two.
Cynthia McKinney Missing In Action.
Representative Cynthia McKinney was a no-show this week in the U.S. House, as WSB Washington Correspondent Jamie
Dupree reports that the Georgia Democrat missed all four days of legislative business and every vote
on the House floor as well.
Grand jury declines to
indict Rep. McKinney. A grand jury has declined to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia,
who was accused of punching a Capitol Police officer in April. The grand jury's decision ends the
investigation into the incident, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein.
McKinney angles to avoid
another ouster. Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney was unseated after 10 years in
Congress by a little-known political newcomer from within her own party who simply campaigned on the premise
that she wouldn't embarrass constituents as she claimed McKinney did. … McKinney is raising eyebrows
again in an election year, this time for a recent scuffle with a Capitol Hill police officer.
Union seeks ethics
probe of McKinney. Members of national and local chapters of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
expressed anger and disappointment yesterday [6/19/2006] with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General for
refusing to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) for striking a police officer. The union chapters are
calling on the House ethics committee to investigate the incident.
Police group wants McKinney scuffle
probed. Police labor officials, angry over a federal grand jury's refusal to indict Rep. Cynthia
McKinney for assaulting a police officer, said Monday said they want the House ethics committee to review her
conduct. And they said the grand jury's decision last week sent the message that "it's okay to hit a
[It's Washington, D.C., after all. The people on the grand jury probably had a
lot in common with Ms. McKinney.]
Republican Will Challenge Cynthia McKinney. A little known African American woman announced
Thursday [6/15/2006] that she will try to unseat Georgia Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has
been mired in controversy since she struck a U.S. Capitol policeman in the chest with her closed fist.
Davis looks to unseat
McKinney. The name Cynthia McKinney is almost guaranteed to elicit a reaction of some sort from
Americans across the political spectrum. … The maverick representative from Georgia's predominantly
Democratic 4th congressional district has rarely been out of the news during her term in office —
though she has rarely been in it for good reasons.
For McKinney, lesson
learned? Congresswomen Cynthia McKinney managed to escape indictment after her scuffle with a
Capitol police officer. Now, if only she can learn from that and tone down her legendary outrageous and
McKinney probe enters
its third month. The grand jury investigation of 4th District Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
enters its third month today [6/5/2006] with no hint from the federal prosecutor about how much longer it
will take to settle a case that legal experts said should have been wrapped up in a matter of days.
Again. Everyone's favorite Congress-thing, Cynthia McKinney (D-Al Qaeda) is lashing
out again. This time Ms McKinney attacks a reporter for capturing her untoward remarks. (She
called one of her staff a "fool" while still wearing a live mike.)
McKinney's Crash Course on the Constitution: Representative Cynthia McKinney — the less
than distinguished, far from gentle woman from Georgia — is a fighter, not a thinker. The
Congresswoman proved both last month when, according to a police report, she assaulted a Capitol Hill police
officer "with [a] closed fist" after he tried to stop her from rushing right through a House office building's
security checkpoint without showing her congressional credentials. But that's only the beginning of this
More Aides Subpoenaed in McKinney
Case. More House aides have been served with subpoenas to testify in the grand jury
investigation of an incident last month where Rep. Cynthia McKinney hit a Capitol Police officer. Staffers
from four congressional offices, in statements read on the House floor Tuesday [4/25/2006], announced they
would comply with subpoenas issued by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Are Liberals The Worst Bigots of All?
When it comes to playing the race card, the master of them all is Rep. Cynthia McKinney, who transformed her
alleged assault of a Capitol Hill policeman into a racial discrimination firestorm.
Cynthia "Zsa Zsa" McKinney's greatest hits. McKinney first puts out a statement of relative
contrition, in which she calls this an "unfortunate confrontation." But the next day —
ta da! — she pulls out the race card. Now she claims that the officer engaged in
"racial profiling." "This whole incident," said McKinney, "was instigated by the inappropriate
touching and stopping of me, a female black congresswoman." Her attorney called it a case
of "being in Congress while black."
Democrats trade barbs. House Republicans and Democrats engaged in their own scuffle —
but just a rhetorical one — Thursday, [3/30/2006] a day after Rep. Cynthia McKinney had a dustup
with a Capitol Police officer.
Lawyer Says McKinney a
Victim in Scuffle. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Georgia congresswoman who had an altercation
with a Capitol Police officer, said Friday [3/31/2006] the officer started the incident by "inappropriately
touching and stopping" her after she walked past a security checkpoint.
McKinney Case Goes to Federal
Prosecutor. The U.S. Capitol Police on Monday [4/2/2006] submitted their case against Rep.
Cynthia McKinney to the U.S. Attorney's office, which will consider whether the Georgia congresswoman will
face charges for tangling with a law enforcement officer last week. "We are working with Capitol Hill
police to fully understand and appreciate the incident," principal assistant U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips
told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
Capitol police ask for arrest
warrant for McKinney. Capitol Hill police on Monday [4/2/2006] asked a federal prosecutor to
approve an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney for her role in a scuffle with a police officer last
week, the prosecutor's office confirmed.
sparked tiff with police. As U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Georgia, faces possible criminal charges
for a Wednesday altercation with a Capitol Police officer, one of her lawyers said Friday that the real
issues were "sex, race and Ms. McKinney's progressiveness."
The Editor says...
This is a typical socialist Democrat reaction: The best defense (when outnumbered by facts and
evidence and truth) is "victim" status. She wants us to believe the Capitol Police are motivated
only by race and politics.
on House floor. With a federal grand jury considering whether to charge her with assault,
Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia went on the House floor Thursday [4/6/2006] and apologized for her
role in a scuffle with a Capitol Police officer last week.
Grand Jury to be Convened
in McKinney Assualt Case. Leave it to McKinney to be the instigator of the worst example of
grandstanding and race-baiting in the history of Capitol Hill. Here's to hoping this investigation
ends in McKinney being charged with assault. Her guilt is glaringly evident in the fact that in every
interview she grants, she evades every single question put to her about the substances of the charges.
The party of
police-haters. There's only one thing more damning than the recent caterwauling of cop-bashing
Rep. Cynthia McKinney and her race-mongering mob: The stone-cold silence of Beltway Democrats. While
McKinney and her ilk sling wild charges of racism and conspiracy at the police, national Dems have yet to utter
one clear word in defense of the men and women who protect their privileged backsides day in and day out in
The Capitol Police Slap
Back. The far-left has been giving the capitol police a beating, literally and
figuratively. This week, the good guys finally stood up for themselves — and
McKinney Admits "Error" With Taxpayer
Money. Rep. Cynthia McKinney admits that she broke government rules by spending
money to fly a celebrity to Atlanta. Channel 2 [WSB-TV] Action News has uncovered documents
showing McKinney, D-Ga., spent about $1,000 of taxpayer's money to fly singer Isaac Hayes to
Georgia to help dedicate a new office in Atlanta.
Black Activist Calls McKinney "Arrogant
Racist". A black Christian conservative said U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney's scuffle with
Capitol Police proves that she doesn't belong in Congress. Star Parker, who heads the Coalition
for Urban Renewal and Education, said it's time for McKinney to go, and she hopes "the black church
community comes and asks for her to leave."
Delay: McKinney Is A Racist. "She
has a long history of racism," DeLay, R-Texas, said on Fox News Channel. "Everything is racism with
her. This is incredible arrogance that sometimes hits these members of Congress, but especially
McKinney created her own
problems. You would, under other circumstances, consider this a rather minor
contretemps. But McKinney is black, which brings race into the picture. And where
race enters, stupid is seldom far behind. The first injection of which comes from
a Racist, Conservative Black Leader Says. A conservative black leader says Rep. Cynthia
McKinney is using allegations of racism to get away with breaking the law. "It's disgraceful that
Cynthia McKinney would charge the Capitol Police with racism for trying to do their jobs," said the
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny), a
group that helps black men "rebuild the family."
Where's the Real Apology, Ms.
McKinney? The facts are that Rep. McKinney attempted to bypass a security checkpoint without
proper identification and then hit a Capitol police officer for doing his job. For the past week
McKinney has denied any wrongdoing and accused the officer of 'racism' and of 'racially profiling' her.
is distraction, say the Dems. "There's been a lot of eye-rolling," said an aide to a
moderate Democrat who spoke on condition of anonymity. "The national attention it's been getting
has been unfortunate. It's becoming a distraction." A Democratic strategist concurred. "This
isn't the view of Democrats that we want to project in the tough races, one of victims and race-baiting," the
Rep. Cynthia McKinney Smacks
Policeman. By one police account, she walked around a metal detector and an officer
asked her several times to stop. When she did not, the officer tried to stop her, and she
then struck the officer, according to that account.
Cynthia McKinney: Georgia's race baiting
embarrassment. McKinney epitomizes everything that is wrong with politicians today.
Arrogant, petty, delusional and narcissistic, McKinney refuses to accept responsiblity or blame for her
part in the confrontation with the Capitol Police Officer last week. In typical McKinney fashion,
the situation has been boiled down to the default position of most marginal black politicians: it is
all about race.
Cynthia McKinney, Rep. for the
Loony Left. The actual reason why Cynthia McKinney left Congress in 2002 was that, for once,
she couldn't outrun her mouth. She had walked along the cutting edge of progressive politics for
years — appearing with Louis Farrakhan, calling globalization a "cruel hoax," advocating
for Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe — but then, in a March 25, 2002, interview on KPFA
Pacifica radio, she suddenly fell off.
McKinney Case Goes to Federal
Prosecutor. The U.S. Capitol Police on Monday [4/3/2006] submitted their case against
Rep. Cynthia McKinney to the U.S. Attorney's office, which will consider whether the Georgia
congresswoman will face charges for tangling with a law enforcement officer last week.
Cynthia: Most media have missed the most important aspect of Rep. Cynthia McKinney's
alleged assault on a Capitol policeman.
with ninny. As I sit here, I don't yet know if Rep. Cynthia McKinney is going to face criminal
charges for hitting a Capitol Hill police officer. And, frankly, I'm not sure if I want to see her
charged. It's not that I wouldn't be delighted at the prospect of having her marched off to the
cooler. But the truth is that's not going to happen.
Time for Cynthia
McKinney to go home. You know we've come a long way when our idea of racism has moved from
fire hoses and segregation to a black congresswoman's outrage at not being recognized by a Capitol Hill
McKinney & The Admiral: Georgia Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney's recent run-in with a
security official at the nation's Capitol reminded me of an earlier dust-up. On New Year's
Eve 2002, while I was a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the
superintendent — the distinguished three-star Vice Adm. Richard J. Naughton — tried
to enter the academy without wearing the photo ID required of all military and civilian personnel.
Synopsis courtesy of World Mag Blog: Officer Considers Legal Action Against
McKinney. An employee of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is being investigated by
police union officials for impersonating a police officer. While attempting to get a
comment from McKinney on the Capitol steps, the reporter was shoved by a man claiming to be a
policeman and threatening to put the newsman in jail.
Flashback: Congresswoman Cynthia "Jihad" McKinney: An Enemy
from Within. Between September 11 and December 31, 2001, 100 of the 108 McKinney
contributors of more than $100 were identifiably Arab or Middle Eastern. Throw in McKinney's seats on the
House Armed Services and International Relations Committees, and you have yourself lots of interesting questions.
More information about Ms. McKinney's anti-war
Document location http://www.akdart.com/cynthia.html
Updated April 22, 2012.