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    McKinney Admits Misusing Taxpayer Money

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/8442213/detail.html

    (Gold9472: She admitted to it, and is reimbursing them. Unlike people like Tom DeLay, Scooter Libby, etc...)

    POSTED: 3:40 pm EDT April 3, 2006

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cynthia McKinney admits that she broke government rules by spending money to fly a celebrity to Atlanta.

    Channel 2 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.

    The money came from a fund members of Congress are supposed to use for office supplies.

    Using the money to pay for Hayes' airline ticket and hotel expenses is a violation of strict congressional rules. Those rules state that taxpayer money can only be used for "travel by Members, Members' employees and vendors. A vendor is an employee of a private company that provides maintenance and support for equipment and software..."

    Watchdog groups call taxpayer-funded celebrity travel a blatant waste of taxpayer money.

    McKinney staffers say they will reimburse the congressional fund for the cost of Hayes' flight and hotel room.
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    Black Leaders Show Their Support For Cynthia McKinney
    Thanks to www.bradblog.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsetlemming
    How could you call it "slander" when there's a tape of it? It's not exactly "he-said-she-said". Of course, the right's gonna rag on it, but since when can anyone do anything without their opposition jumping on it?
    Where's the tape?
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    *shrug* Congress.

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    Capitol Police To Be Commended

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/g...?storyid=78193

    4/4/2006

    According to published reports, two Republican members of Congress are set to introduce a resolution commending the U.S. Capitol Police department, which has been accused of racial profiling by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-4th Ga.).

    The resolution, authored by Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina and Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, could be voted on this week, and is on the heels of McKinney’s altercation with a Capitol police officer last week.

    McKinney was stopped after going around a metal detector at a security checkpoint. Members of Congress wear a lapel pin that permits them to bypass security. McKinney was not wearing her lapel pin.

    When the Capitol police officer grabbed McKinney’s arm, she turned around and struck the officer.

    A federal prosecutor is now considering a request by the Capitol police for an arrest warrant for McKinney. That warrant could be issued as soon as Tuesday.
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    Two Republicunts.
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    Cynthia McKinney Regrets: But Won’t Apologize

    http://www.nationalledger.com/artman...27264627.shtml

    By Mike Bates
    Apr 4, 2006

    Last week Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney found a new way to multitask with her cellphone. It’s alleged the Georgia Democrat poked a U.S. Capitol Police officer with her phone when he thoughtlessly challenged her for bypassing a House office metal detector.

    Ms McKinney made the usual excuses. The incident happened because she’s black. Because she’s female. Because she’s “progressive.” If those oldies but goodies don’t work, she may turn to a more original defense: PTHD, post traumatic hairstyle disorder.

    Atlanta’s WSB TV’s Web site posted a statement made by the congresswoman and then withdrawn. In it she says:

    “The US Capitol Police mission statement makes no distinction about selective application of its mission depending upon whether a Member of Congress is black, woman, or has a new hairstyle. But, honestly, this incident is not about wearing a Congressional pin or changing my hairstyle. It is true that I have changed my hairstyle. . . Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle?

    “I have agreed to try to remember to wear my pin and to notify Capitol Hill police every time I change my hairstyle. . . It is, however, a shame that while I conduct the country’s business, I have to stop and call the police to tell them that I’ve changed my hairstyle so that I’m not harassed at work.”

    Cynthia’s fixation on her new do aside, the incident would not have occurred if she’d been wearing the label pin all House members are issued. The emblem allows them to avoid normal security procedures.

    She asserts she is now doing her gosh darn best to remember to wear the pin. That’s disingenuous. In her first term in Congress, in 1993, she refused to wear it. So the matter is far from a novelty for her.

    The congresswoman called in the media last Friday evening. She may have characterized it a press conference, but it was really a Support Cynthia McKinney rally. Representatives of the National Organization for Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were there to demonstrate their solidarity.

    So were entertainers Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover, who earlier this year were in Venezuela cheering socialist leader and America hater Hugo Chavez. The celebrities have become permanent house Negroes, to use a term employed by Belafonte, in service on the Far Left plantation.

    Harry’s description of President Bush as “the greatest terrorist in the world” is indicative of where he is on the political spectrum. So his support of McKinney, who’s espoused wacky conspiracy theories (she’s asked if the president knew about 9/11 in advance and did nothing to stop it), is hardly unexpected. Nor is the has-been’s efforts to get his name in the news a few more times before he heads for that people’s republic in the sky. His last big hit was recorded the same year Ms McKinney was born, 1955.

    Rally participants claimed the police officer was at fault for not instantly recognizing McKinney. They described her as having a face recognized around the world. That may be true in Havana or Caracas or other anti-American hotspots, but not here.

    Most of us wouldn’t know our own congressman if we tripped over him. Ms McKinney’s image may be well-known among fringe elements, but that’s about it. Expecting officers to know all 435 House members by sight isn’t reasonable, less so if any of them are sporting new and improved dos.

    As this is written, no decision has been made by the U.S. Attorney’s office on issuing a warrant for the congresswoman’s arrest. If it were you or I who scuffled with a police officer, how long do you think the bureaucracy would dawdle while deciding whether or not to press charges?

    It was eight years ago that two Capitol Police were killed while on duty. Subsequently, security was ratcheted up. The events of 9/11 make Washington safety measures even more important.

    Ms. McKinney has used the perfunctory I deeply regret the incident happened line. She hasn’t apologized for hitting the officer, who she contends instigated the incident by inappropriately stopping and touching her.

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi terms the confrontation a mistake caused by “an unfortunate lack of recognition of a member of Congress.” I see. It was the police officer who was at fault.

    If arrogant, self-absorbed members of Congress don’t wish to use the identification provided them to avoid security measures, eliminate the procedure. Let the prima donnas be treated like all those commoners who are paying the freight. Maybe then post traumatic hairstyle disorder sufferers like the Honorable McKinney won’t feel so victimized.
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    Word is she also walked past a metal detector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold9472
    According to published reports, two Republican members of Congress are set to introduce a resolution commending the U.S. Capitol Police department, which has been accused of racial profiling by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-4th Ga.).
    Here come the Republicans.... A resolution COMMENDING the police for doing their job.... suck-ups.......

    Once again, where's the videotape?

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    Capitol Police Chief Denies Racism Charge

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060405/...kinney_scuffle

    By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer
    47 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - U. S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said Wednesday that Rep. Cynthia McKinney turned an officer's failure to recognize her into a criminal matter when she failed to stop at his request, and then struck him.

    "He reached out and grabbed her and she turned around and hit him," Gainer said on CNN. "Even the high and the haughty should be able to stop and say, 'I'm a congressman' and then everybody moves on."

    For her part, McKinney wasn't backing down from the argument. She charged anew that racism is behind what she said is a pattern of difficulty in clearing Hill security checkpoints.

    Gainer said that racism, however, was not a factor.

    "I've seen our officers stop white members and black members, Latinos, male and females," he told CNN. "It's not an issue about what your race or gender is. It's an issue about making sure people who come into our building are recognized if they're not going through the magnetometer, and this officer at that moment didn't recognize her."

    "It would have been real easy, as most members of Congress do, to say here's who I am or do you know who I am?" Gainer added.

    Police also have said that McKinney was failing to wear a pin that lawmakers are asked to display when entering Capitol facilities.

    But she said Wednesday: "Face recognition is the issue .... The pin doesn't have my name on it and it doesn't have my picture on it, and so security should not be based on a pin ... People are focused on my hairdo."

    The Georgia Democrat, appearing on CBS's "The Early Show" Wednesday, recently dropped her trademark cornrows in favor of a curly brown afro.

    "Something that perhaps the average American just doesn't understand is that there is a heightened sense of a lack of appropriateness being there for members who are elected who happen to be of color," McKinney said, "and until this issue is addressed by the American public in a very substantive way, it won't be the last time."

    Last Wednesday's incident in a House office building has caused a commotion on Capitol Hill, where security in the era of terrorist threat is tighter than ever and where authorities had to order an evacuation just Monday because of a power outage.

    McKinney has garnered little support among fellow Democrats in her feud with the Capitol police. No one in her party chose to join her at a news conference last Friday to discuss the situation, and the event was canceled.

    As a federal prosecutor considers whether to press assault or other charges against her, Republicans presented a resolution commending Capitol police for professionalism toward members of Congress and visitors — even though they "endure physical and verbal assaults in some extreme cases."

    "I don't think it's fair to attack the Capitol Police and I think it's time that we show our support for them," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., a sponsor of the measure. Ignoring a police officer's order to stop, or hitting one, "is never OK," McHenry said.

    Some GOP members have said the McKinney incident serves to underscore Democratic insensitivity to security concerns.
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