Yes, that is what one of McKinney’s supporters insisted during this morning’s press conference. Her political enemies set her up. And the police are racist. Pathetic.
See the video of Rep. McKinney’s supporters’ statements here.
Her constituents have got to be mortified that they actually sent this woman back to congress.
The public in general doesn’t view McKinney very favorably. According to 11 Alive’s online poll, 93% believe Rep. McKinney is at fault.
Update: The American Thinker has a great piece: Walking While Arrogant
Update II: The Capitol Hill Police have submitted their case to the US Attorney’s office:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police on Monday submitted their case against Rep. Cynthia McKinney to the U.S. Attorney’s office, which will consider whether the Georgia congresswoman will face charges for tangling with a law enforcement officer last week.
“We are working with Capitol Hill police to fully understand and appreciate the incident,” principal assistant U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
Citing the ongoing investigation, he declined to say whether the referral included a recommended charge against the six-term Democrat or when a warrant for her arrest might be issued.
McKinney spokesman Coz Carson acknowledged the investigation.
“We’re aware that the wheels are turning in Washington,” Carson said. “We have no control over what they decide to do. We will make the appropriate statement and take the appropriate action once we know where they’re going.”
For her part, McKinney said she expects to represent her suburban Atlanta district for many years.
“Rest assured, I am doing the work they sent me to Washington to do. Nothing is going to keep me away from my responsibilities,” McKinney told a crowd of supporters in Atlanta Monday.
Unless her constituents come to their senses by November.
Update III: I couldn’t pass up this one at Protein Wisdom.