Thursday, April 06, 2006

Cynthia McKinney Issues Apology On House Floor

Here is the text of the statement, with a hat tip to the RCP Blog (which is different than the RCP main page).

Word has it that the Dems have been very upset at the way Ms. McKinney has handled this situation. At a time when the Dems could have been capitalizing on Tom Delay's announced resignation and hammering him, they found Ms. McKinney to be the newsmaker of the week. Lost opportunities don't always resurface, in politics, and especially Washington politics.


A.C. said...

"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident."

She left out "by me". This leaves open the possibility she was referring to the cop who touched her on the shoulder.

All_I_Can_Stands said...

I thought the "apology" was carefully constructed as well. Some people like to get cute and look like they are apologizing when they aren't. The fact is if you look like you are apologizing, you are and the equivalent of "crossing your fingers behind your back" is not valid.

Mustang said...

After SHE assaulted the police officer, he should have drawn his revolver and shot her dumb ass.

LASunsett said...


I thought that too, when I heard it. More so, than when I read it. The subtle intonations of her voice when she got to the part you quoted, was what gave it away.

What a role model, huh?.

Well Allie (Allie I Can Stands),

I think you're right. In fact, if you weren't right, I'd eat me hat.

Seriously, I cannot imagine anyone but a radical leftist of like mind as Cynthia McKinney, believing that she was the least bit sincere.

LASunsett said...


I wonder how the cops must feel to know that they have to put up with this kind of stuff (and elect to do the job anyway).

But you know if he had so much as used the slightest force to detain her (gun or no gun), this thing would have been a mantra for the leftists (as if wasn't already). And a lot worse than now.

I am pretty sure that the Black Caucus and the Jesse Jackson Corps. would have been calling for massive demonstrations and the man's head on a platter, for the oppressed masses to cheer at.

I am afraid though that someday, she will do something really stupid enough that the very scenario you mentioned, could become a reality. Or worse, she gets someone else, someone innocent hurt.

Thanks for dropping by my friend.


Always On Watch said...

Mustang is right: After SHE assaulted the police officer, he should have drawn his revolver and shot her dumb ass.

IMO, McKinney is mentally unbalanced. She's got a mean and violent streak in her, as well.