Zsa Zsa McKinney strikes back
Now she's claiming "inappropriate touching" by Capitol police:
WASHINGTON - Rep. Cynthia McKinney accused a Capitol Police officer of "inappropriate touching" on Friday as rumors flew around Capitol Hill that the Georgia Democrat would be arrested for her role in a bizarre physical altercation.
"This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me, a female black congresswoman. I deeply regret that this incident occurred and I am certain that after a full review of the facts, I will be exonerated," McKinney said at a press conference at Howard University.
While McKinney asserted her innocence, her lawyer said she was "just a victim of being in Congress while black...."
Race card, anyone? We got the whole deck here.
McKinney was flanked by leaders from civil rights organization and a couple dozen schoolchildren from her district who were coincidentally in the nation's capitol on a field trip, according to a spokesman. Several of the children, most of whom were black, held up signs reading "God Bless Cynthia."
It gets better.
Howard Pressley, president of NAACP Georgia, called the incident a tragedy and use of excessive force.
"The mistreatment of Cynthia McKinney at the hands of Capitol Hill Police is a tragedy of major proportion and points to the vigor of outright disrespect for women and people of color," Pressley said.
Use of excessive force? Wait a minute. Who hit whom here?!
In addition to the school kids and the NAACP, rocket scientists Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte came out to support their fellow moonbat.
"In America and Washington, D.C., issues of race have always been at play and have often been central to justice miscarried. ... We're here to be sure that this process is handled fairly and it is not rooted in a familiar racist behavior, that the outcome of this is going to be done on a very fair and a very square basis," [Belafonte] said.
This may get yet more interesting, though, as assault charges may be filed against McKinney.
Is this the party we want in charge of our country's security? They can't even navigate past their own guards at work!