April 6, 2006


McKinney apologizes on House floor: Federal grand jury considers charges in scuffle with Capitol police (BOB KEMPER, 04/06/06, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

With a federal grand jury considering whether to charge her with assault, Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia went on the House floor Thursday and apologized for her role in a scuffle with a Capitol Police officer last week.

"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney, surrounded by a handful of lawmakers, said.

"I am sorry this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation and I apologize," McKinney said, drawing applause from the partially-filled chamber.

To demonstrate her "gratitude and appreciation" for Capitol police, McKinney said she would vote for a House resolution praising the police that was originally introduced by Republicans who wanted to use it to symbolically chastise McKinney.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 6, 2006 2:34 PM

Just the other day, she was proclaiming that this was "the Man's" way of getting back at her for, um, whatever it is she does to Stick It To The Man. Now she's apologizing.

Bet the moonbats are going crazy. "How did Rove get to her?" they ask each other in astonishment.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 6, 2006 3:12 PM

Well, they can't claim he's in control of her brain.

Posted by: oj at April 6, 2006 3:16 PM

Another non-apology apology. It was all a misunderstanding, if the guard hadn't touched her she wouldn't have hit him ("There should not have been any physical contact in this incident ..."), and it shouldn't have escalated, though she was the one responsible for that.

Her reaction will be interesting if she is still indicted by the grand jury after this "apology".

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 6, 2006 4:38 PM

I hope the cop gets a check as a result of all this.

Posted by: Perry at April 6, 2006 7:30 PM

The old saw about saying nothing when one has nothing nice to say applies here.

Posted by: Ed Bush at April 6, 2006 9:07 PM

the cop is suing for mckinney's little rascal residuals.

Posted by: toe at April 6, 2006 9:20 PM
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