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Don't Mess With McKinney

The day after news leaked out last Friday that Cynthia McKinney wouldn't be indicted for striking a Capitol Hill police officer, Jeffrey Scott and Bob Kemper from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution served up this big wet kiss for Georgia's most notorious Congressperson.

Yesterday the Capitol Hill Police held a press conference expressing disappointment with the grand jury's decision and urging the House Ethics Committee to take up action against McKinney:

"This is solely about what is right or wrong," said Lou Cannon, president of the D.C. Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. "It is wrong to assault a law enforcement officer who is performing his duties. No matter what your status, occupation or other factors, everyone must obey the law." [snip]

Also Monday, Chuck Canterbury, the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, released a letter he sent to the chairman and ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee complaining about the investigation conducted by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein.

"It is clear to us that the accused is receiving special treatment from Mr. Wainstein," Canterbury wrote. "This is unacceptable. Had the officer's attacker been a visitor to the Capitol instead of a U.S. representative, it is likely that he or she would have already stood trial."

Members of Congress getting special treatment? You don't say. Don't hold your breath for the ethics committee to step up, either. McKinney pulled out the race card to smear the Capitol Hill Police, for God's sake. Imagine what she'd do to her poor fellow House members if they tried to take action against her.