The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the Capitol Hill police have asked U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Kenneth Wainstein (bio), for approval of an arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.). If Wainstein approves, the police will need the approval of a judge before the arrest warrant is issued.
McKinney was stopped by a Capitol Hill police officer last Wednesday as she tried to go around a security checkpoint in a House office building. After calling to McKinney to stop, the officer touched her shoulder or arm. That prompted McKinney to spin around and the strike the officer. McKinney was not wearing a special lapel pin given to members of Congress for identification purposes.
McKinney has refused to apologize, and instead claims racism (her lawyer says she is a victim of "being in Congress while black"). Bob Weir at the American Thinker has a different view: "Walking While Arrogant."
UPI previously reported that this is the fifth altercation McKinney has had with the Capitol Hill police since 1993.
Frontpagemag.com has an interesting summary of Rep. McKinney, including her history and voting patterns.
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