Cynthia: Fifth Time’s a Charm

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 12:56 am by Neal
One of those staring into the mirror moments

Cynthia McKinney is “serving” her sixth term in Congress, and this is her fifth fight with Washington security personnel. So, she’s down by one, but I wouldn’t bet against her. Consider “Rep. McKinney has 5th run-in with security”:

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) — For the fifth time since 1993, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., had a run-in with Washington security personnel when an officer failed to recognize her.

In 1993, Capitol Police posted a photo of McKinney on an office wall so officers could remember who she was after she complained. Then in 1995, she complained again about being stopped.

In 1996 and 1998, she complained that White House security officials did not give her the same treatment as other members of Congress, at one time mistaking her 23-year-old white aide for her. McKinney is black.

“I am absolutely sick and tired of having to have my appearance at the White House validated by white people,” she said at the time.

Cynthia, we’re absolutely sick and tired of you.

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