Fox News Channel reported this evening that Rep. Cynthia McKinney will hold a press conference tomorrow morning. Her attorney will also be present. The time has not been announced.
Update: More news outlets, see here, here, and here, are reporting on Rep. McKinney’s press conference; however, Rep. McKinney’s office has not yet released the time of the conference.
There is video of the confrontation but the Capitol police say it will not be released.
Rep. McKinney’s constituents react to her most recent scuffle:
On Wednesday, McKinney, a sixth-term Democratic congresswoman, entered a House office building unrecognized, refused to stop when asked, then struck an officer, according to police. No charges were filed, police said.
Asked what should happen to her on the Journal-Constitution’s Web site, most of the 234 people who wrote in said she should pay the consequences with a fine or even arrest.
“McKinney should be arrested for assault like anyone else would be and stand trial,” said one of them, identified only as “Atlantan,” on Thursday. “DeKalb County/Atlanta/Georgia is the laughingstock of the nation because of her continued childish and boorish behavior.”
Hank Johnson, a DeKalb County commissioner running against McKinney this year in the Democratic primary, also said Wednesday that voters should hold McKinney accountable for what he called “her continued pattern of irresponsible and reckless behavior.”
On a radio morning show on WSB Thursday, one caller called her “the state joke.”
Just a bit off topic, but I wanted to send the illustrious Ms Mckinny an email of what I thought of her appalling act towards the officer. Gee, guess what? She doesnt have a congressional email address! The only representative in Georgia without one! I’m guessing she’s probably too busy to read all her fan mail.
If I were the officer, I would be pressing charges against her for assault.
She really has some nerve. Congress was probably better off without her.
It goes to show her state of mind, if she has one.
I guess I would have been the house negro because I am a lighter-skinned black American who simply believes that if this woman were white and had the same attitude that this woman had, then yes, she should have been stopped. But let’s go ahead and assume that the officer DIDN’T recognize her? She’s mowing thru without a pin and when the officer tries to stop her to ask for identification, he’s ignored. She then hits him. Now erase your political bias for a moment. Don’t you want our security to be strong? I think that a security officer should put his/her hands on an unidentified person who does not have proper ID AND is ignoring security. At some point, we ALL must submit to authority…even if you are a strong-willed black woman…period. If anything, she added more fuel to the fire regarding strained race relations in this country. Like someone else said, “Take the high road.” Have your ID ready. Show respect to those who are ultimately responsible for protecting you. What’s wrong with doing that? Dang!!
Collard Greens you do sound like a house-negro but I am going to give you the benefit of the dooubt and assume that you are not. Of course we mist submit to authority, no one implied that we should not, but just because we submit to it does not mean we were not profiled in the first place.
And Give me a break with the political bias, you have no idea about my politics – which is more than I can say for you.
It all boils down to this, you weren’t in the capitol on the day in question, nor was I, therefore, we are all just speculating at this point. Quite frankly though, I am not surprised at your perspective. (It is much nicer in the house isn’t it?)