McKinney Plays Race, Ahem, Ace Card

31 03 2006

Allah Pundit, pinch hitting for a vacationing Michelle Malkin, has kept us well up to date on this.

We all knew it was coming. I don’t even know why these lawyers even try it anymore.

She alleges, through her lawyer, that her real crime was “being in Congress while black.”

Click here for the video

Here is what McKinney posted on her website Wednesday. The see below for what she considered posting.

(Washington, DC) – To the Members of the Capitol Hill Police:

Earlier today I had an unfortunate confrontation with a Capitol Hill Police Officer. It is traditional protocol that Capitol Hill Police Officers secure 535 Members of Congress, including 100 Senators. It is the expectation of most Members of Congress that Capitol Hill Police officers know who they are. I was urgently trying to get to an important meeting on time to fulfill my obligations to my constituents. Unfortunately, the Police Officer did not recognize me as a Member of Congress and a confrontation ensued. I did not have on my Congressional pin but showed the Police Officer my Congressional ID.

I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, that ofthousands of others, and I appreciate the work that they do. I deeply regret that the incident occurred. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now.

Well, no apology. Didn’t really expect one either.

Now, here is a statement which, according to, McKinney was thinking of publishing on her website – before deciding not to.

Throughout my tenure in Congress, I seem to evoke memory loss, especially from certain police officers who claim not to be able to recognize my face while I go to work everyday, representing the people of Georgia’s 4th Congressional District.

Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle? How do we account for the fact that when I wore my braids every day for 11 years, I still faced this problem, primarily from certain white police officers.

It is a shame that while I conduct the country’s business, I have to stop and call the police to tell them that I’ve changed my hairstyle so that I’m not harassed at work.

Read the whole statement.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has new details:

Several Capitol police officials have said the officer involved asked McKinney three times to stop. When she did not, he placed a hand on her and she hit him, they said.

A statement from McKinney’s office said the officer “body-blocked” her during the incident. But Michael Raffauf, an Atlanta attorney representing McKinney, said she had not seen or approved the statement, and that it had been issued by mistake.

Regardless of what happened exactly, as the surveillance video will show, it disgusts me that this elected woman makes excuses for her behavior and does not have enough tact to simply apologize for a slight overreaction.

And then to top it off, she plays the race card.

I was curious to see how conservative black Americans would respond to this incident. DC Thornton translates what McKinney meant:

“I couldn’t be troubled for a second to explain to the Police Officer that I was a Member of Congress, so I punched him instead.”





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