Thursday, April 06, 2006

McKinney Statement Laudable

Most human beings experience anger. Sometimes this anger elicits an emotional response, which we often later regret. Last week, Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney allegedly had an altercation with a Capitol Security officer while attempting to enter a Congressional office building. She initially claimed that racial profiling sparked the incident, and the altercation was subsequently transformed into a political statement.
This morning, McKinney apologized on the House floor for her behavior and reaction to the incident, adding her support to a House proposal, recognizing and honoring the Capitol Police Force.
Saying, "There never should have been any physical contact," referring to allegations that she had struck the officer, her brief statement included an apology for making the incident bigger than it should have been.
Hopefully, the initial claims of racism will be put behind us. It is rare these days to see any member of Congress exhibit honesty, and Representative McKinney should be applauded for her most recent statement, which was concise and devoid of extraneous explanations.
At this time, I have not been able to find any further report on her statement, other than what was reported on Fox News.

1 comment:

Clance' McClannahan said...

She was live on HBO's Bill Maher tonite. She is a character. It is rare to see such blatant honesty in Congress. Maher said she should be elected to "The Brave Lady's Book".
She has been around a long time. She was one of the first people to have spoken out and demanded inquiry into 911 and the "leaks" to the press.
Good post.