WSBTV reported Capitol Hill police plan to issue an arrest warrant today for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.).
Fantastic. Hitting a police officer is not a good idea, even if you are a black Congresswoman.The warrant is related to the incident Wednesday when McKinney allegedly slapped a Capitol Hill police officer.
Charges could range from assault on a police officer, which is a felony carrying a possible five year prison term, to simple assault, which is a misdeamenor.
Let's go for the felony.McKinney has canceled a news conference that she had scheduled for this morning to discuss the incident.
She probably needs to spend the time talking to her lawyer, and raising bond money.
Ace of Spades blogged "I guess she forgot to present her RaceCard. I'm sure she won't make that mistake in the upcoming weeks. Get ready for the racial-grievance/victim campaign for McKinney. We'll be told all sorts of things, like she's only being punished for acting "uppity," etc.
Slapping a cop is not "uppity." It's a felony, Cynthia.
Of course, this will probably only make her more popular in her district.