Rep. McKinney before Grand Jury

According to the AP, Rep. McKinney will soon investigated by a grand jury.

[A] lawyer, who declined to be identified because of grand jury secrecy, confirmed that federal prosecutors had agreed to get involved in the case in which a black lawmaker is accused of striking a white officer after he tried to stop her from entering a House office building without going through a security checkpoint.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said McKinney turned the officer's failure to recognize her into a criminal matter when she failed to stop at his request, and then struck him.
For the record, I think that McKinney was singled out, or at least went unrecognized due to the latent racism that is very pervasive in America. That said, one isn't entitled to hit a police officer.

From this point, some details, which no one seems to have, would make things easier. Did she really haul of and hit the guy? Did she sort of give him a swat? Was it with her hand or her purse? Did she see him coming? Did she know it was a cop that was touching her? (If somebody came up from behind, unannounced and grabbed me by the arm, I might swing first and ask questions later.)

The Republicans, desperate for any news that casts a bad light on Democrats are certainly trying to play this up.
The police aren't the ones who are racist, one Republican said.

"Cynthia McKinney is a racist," Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said on Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends," a day after abandoning his reelection bid under a cloud of ethics charges. "She has a long history of racism. Everything is racism with her. This is incredible arrogance that sometimes hits these members of Congress, but especially Cynthia McKinney."

Republicans, meanwhile, 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.
Ok, lets evaluate that. McKinney uses violence first, asks questions later. Sound positively Republican to me...

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