Hitting a cop is a crime. I don't really give a crap if the offender is a member of Congress. Cynthia McKinney could have avoided this "confrontation" with a Capitol police officer if she was wearing her lapel pin, identifying her as a member of Congress. Representative McKinney is apparently legendary on the Hill for not wearing her pin. Maybe it clashes with her style. Who knows. I have to wear an ID tag around my neck at work every day. It's the price you pay for security and identity. It's not that painful to wear, and just about every-damn-body in DC has to wear "office jewelry."
You don't wear your ID, you don't get recognized. You slug a cop for doing his job to protect congressional offices, you get arrested. It's that simple.
Apparently, though, Nancy, you think that no one should "make a big deal of this." BS, babycakes, and I'm a Democrat. Maybe the "I feel entitled" peeps on Capitol Hill will get a reality check when McKinney's arrest warrant is signed.
Some days, this city amazes the crap out of me. The only reasons to go anywhere near Capitol Hill:
1. Union Station to catch a train
2. Eastern Market to peruse the antiques and crafts
3. The Library of Congress, because it's cool
I'm afraid if I went up to the Hill during the workday, though, I'd be making rude hand gestures to people, right and left.
Wait - I'm sorry, that's Antonin Scalia's job, isn't it?
God bless us, everyone.