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April 3, 2006
Warrants To Be Issued For Idiocy In The First Degree

Cynthia McKinney, the one-woman gang that can only hit straight, faces possible arrest for assaulting a Capitol Hill police officer after failing to properly identify herself or stop at a security checkpoint. Predictably, she and her supporters continued to throw more gasoline on the fire instead of simply shutting up and letting the entire incident pass:

Capitol Hill police on Monday 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.

Capitol Police had no immediate comment so it's not yet known whether the intent is to file felony or misdemeanor assault charges against McKinney, a DeKalb County Democrat.

Coz Carson, a spokesman for McKinney, said the requested warrant should be dismissed if "this is a prosecutor who's not a politician."

"Any prosecutor with any sense can look at this thing and understand that it's not something that should be blown out of proportion any further," Carson said.

Oh, the train has left the station on that, Mr. Carson, and quite a long time ago. McKinney practically dared police to arrest her last week when the assault first occurred. The Congresswoman could have simply apologized for not presenting the proper identification (the pin given to members that allows them to pass through the checkpoint) and for misunderstanding the officer's intent in stopping her. Instead, she made the embarrassing incident literally into a federal case by taunting Capitol Hill police for their alleged racism and sexism.

McKinney and her supporters continued with their offensive offense today, continuing to claim that institutional racism in Congress caused the guards not to recognize her, blaming "racial profiling" instead. One Georgia politician, Alberta Abdul-Salaam, told the press that Congress and the White House have a well-planned conspiracy to attack black leaders, apparently involving the enforcement of procedures at security checkpoints. Another lunatic at her rally claimed that McKinney has been "set up" without providing any explanation of the plot. Did someone steal her pin? Was the Congresswoman told that the rules didn't apply to her, only to be shocked that the police take security rather seriously in our nation's capital?

McKinney's Hill colleagues, meanwhile, have developed a serious case of selective laryngitis on this matter. Do leaders of her party think that security protocols are part of a plot against their African-American members? Do they support the notion that elected officials that are responsible for securing our nation against attack somehow bear no responsibility for cooperating with security procedures designed to make themselves and their staffers and employees secure from danger? Their silence speaks volumes about the support they give the police officers who risk their lives every day to protect them; two of them died in 1998 protecting them from an insane gunman.

Until the Democrats and their allies start condemning McKinney's demagoguery and exploitation of racial tensions intended on distracting people from her status as an arrogant, egotistical idiot, we can't take anything they say on security seriously.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at April 3, 2006 5:36 PM

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