In a news conference featuring actor Danny Glover and singer Harry Belafonte, McKinney said she would be exonerated and that "this whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me, a female, black congresswoman."
Ok first of all....getting Socialist Nutjobs and good snuggly cuddly friends of Fidel Castro to defend you...Good plan.
But lets take a step back
was the officer inappropriate in how he touched her; *MAYBE*
But, is the correct response violence: NO
Does the fact she had her personal space violated mitigate her law breaking: NO
"Because she was assaulted and placed in impending fear of her safety, she responded," he said. "This case has just begun and we're going to fight, and we're going to use the U.S. Constitution."
He grabbed her. Grabbing does not equal punching #1
Officer also made numerous attempts to stop her using non physical means thus mitigating him of assault
this is just true comedy
"It is the job of the Capitol Police to protect members of Congress. As a part of that job, they are to know who those members are," he said. "Whenever you put a police officer out on the street, he is supposed to know his job."
Members of Congress are allowed to bypass the metal detectors and security checkpoint. They are supposed to wear a lapel pin that identifies them as lawmakers. McKinney acknowledges she wasn't wearing one when she was stopped, but concurred with Myart that police should know who she is.
"The pin is not the issue," the six-time congresswoman said. "The issue is face recognition."
No the Pin is the issue
You got 435 members of congress and thats not counting various other important people in the government that the Capitol police need to keep an eye out for and protect.
The fact he can't remember one (very crazy) congresswoman isn't a reasonable rebuttal but then when has this woman been reasonable?
Danny Glover makes the most truthful statement in this circus
Added Glover, "We're not here to judge the merits of the case, but here to support our sister."