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 average American.

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.

Updated 1/1/2009:
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 enemies.

[In general, the most recent items are at the top of the page.]

Ex-House Member Cynthia McKinney Eyes Boston Cops as Suspects in Marathon Bombing.  Those familiar with McKinney already know about her disdain for police and penchant for conspiracy mongering.  Fortunately for all, she's no longer in a position to spout her lunacy from Congress, having been voted out in 2006.

The cream of the Democrat crop:
'Female Michael Moore' to Face Off Against Man Who Fears Guam, an Island, Will 'Capsize'.  Georgia's 4th Congressional District may provide America its most entertaining matchup evah.  Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Communist 9-11 Truther who lost the seat in 2002 and won it back in 2004, will face off against incumbent Rep. Hank Johnson, who won it in 2006.

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.

Cynthia McKinney Backed by Radical Islamists.  Remember, McKinney is the one who accused Pres. George W. Bush of having prior knowledge of the WTC 9/11 attack.

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.

Ex-Congresswoman 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."

Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney appears on Libya TV to support Gaddafi.  Cynthia McKinney appears to be a supporter of Muammar Gaddafi.

McKinney's 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 Israeli "aggressiveness."

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."

Some people learn more slowly than others.
Cynthia McKinney Remains Imprisoned in Israel After Gaza-Bound Boat Is Seized.  Former U.S. lawmaker and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney and several other activists remained in an Israeli prison Thursday [7/2/2009] after refusing to sign a deportation form that they claim is self-incriminating.

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.

McKinney 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.

Green 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 corrupted.

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.

McKinney May File Suit Against Georgia.  Outgoing Fourth District Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was considering a lawsuit against the state of Georgia Friday [9/8/2006].

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.

McKinney Election 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."

Georgia Rep. McKinney Blames Media for Losing Primary Runoff Election.  McKinney, the state's first black congresswoman, said electronic voting machines are "a threat to our democracy" and lashed out a journalists, accusing them of injuring her mother and failing to "tell the whole story."

[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".]

McKinney 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 news photographers.

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 team.

The 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.

Former McKinney Staffer Comes Clean About Anti-Semitic Allegations.  A partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," August 14, 2006, that has been edited for clarity.

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.

Did someone mention Electronic Voting?

Election 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.

Poll shows Johnson Leads McKinney by 15.  The winner of the August 8 runoff election will go on to face Republican challenger Catherine Davis in the November general election.

McKinney 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 of her.

McKinney 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.

Re-Defeat 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.

McKinney's McGoof:  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 police officer."

[It's Washington, D.C., after all.  The people on the grand jury probably had a lot in common with Ms. McKinney.]

Black 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 arrogant behavior.

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.

McKinney Strikes 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.)

Congresswoman 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 story.

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.

Congresswoman 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."

Republicans, 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.

Hitting a Police Officer 'No Big Deal?' Republicans Ask.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she "wouldn't make a big deal" out of Rep. Cynthia McKinney's alleged assault on a Capitol Hill police officer.

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.

McKinney:  Race 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.

McKinney apologizes 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.

Duo urges commendation for Capitol Police service.  Two House members will introduce tomorrow [4/5/2006] a resolution to commend the U.S. Capitol Police department, which Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney accused last week of racial profiling.

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 Washington.

This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart

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 the law.

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 Cynthia McKinney."

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 McKinney herself.

McKinney's 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.

McKinney 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 strategist said.

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.

Challenging Cynthia:  Most media have missed the most important aspect of Rep. Cynthia McKinney's alleged assault on a Capitol policeman.

McKinney rhymes 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 policeman.

Congresswoman 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.

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 activities here.

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©2013 by Andrew K. Dart