McKinney: No Apology for Clocking Capitol Cop

Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is refusing to apologize for punching a policeman, the AP reports.

She has said she regretted the incident, but when an Atlanta TV station asked if she would apologize, she refused to comment. On her Web site, McKinney has posted the following comment:

“I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, and I appreciate the work that they do. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now.”

No apology there.

Meantime, the CHP are weighing whether or not to bring charges against the congresswoman. And the Repubs are having a field day. Ron Bonjean, spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), was so excited he channeled Bob Dylan: “How many officers would have to be punched before it becomes a big deal?”