Okay, I think outgoing Capitol Police Chief Terrence Gainer is the voice of reason on this Cynthia McKinney issue.
Said Gainer, who used to be the assistant chief of police (can’t remember his exact title) in DC: “He reached out and grabbed her and she turned around and hit him. Even the high and the haughty should be able to stop and say, ‘I’m a congressman’ and then everybody moves on.”
I said before that I think that putting out an arrest warrant for this is a bad idea. Simple discretion, counsels against it. I guess I can’t blame Republicans for trying to politicize it since the only other thing for them to talk about is that a bunch of them are going to prison and they’ve been led by a crook for the better part of a decade.
But if he called out to her, she should have stopped and identified herself. If he grabbed her arm, same thing. This isn’t a cause celebre anyone should want to embrace. At best it was an unfortunate misunderstanding and a heat of the moment reaction. But it should never have happened. She should wear the pin and stop if a capitol cop doesn’t recognize her.