Capital Police to be Commended Despite McKinney

The Washington Times is reporting that Republican Representatives will be offering a resolution to commend Capital Police for the terrific job they do in protecting Congresss:

Two House members will introduce tomorrow a resolution to commend the U.S. Capitol Police department, which Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney accused last week of racial profiling.

“The 1,700 officers of the Capitol Police force risk their lives every day protecting constituents, staff and members of Congress,” said Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican. “The right thing to do is to commend these men and women. They deserve a pat on the back, which is more appropriate than what they’ve gotten lately.”

The resolution, by Mr. McHenry and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican, which could be voted on this week, comes after increasingly harsh accusations by Mrs. McKinney, the Georgia Democrat who was stopped by Capitol Police last week for bypassing a metal detector.

The US Attorney’s office is currently deciding whether the Georgia congresswoman will face charges for tangling with a law enforcement officer last week. McKinney said it was “racism” that forced her to hit the law enforcement officer.

Representative McKinney is also under fire for flying Isaac Hayes to Atlanta for a function, a misuse of Federal funds.

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