She gets away with it. Via AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) – A grand jury declined to indict Rep. Cynthia McKinney on Friday in connection with a confrontation in which she admitted hitting a police officer who tried to stop her from entering a House office building.
The grand jury had been considering the case since shortly after the March 29 incident, which has led to much discussion on Capitol Hill about race and the conduct of lawmakers and the officers who protect them.
“We respect the decision of the grand jury in this difficult matter,” said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein.
McKinney did not immediately comment.
Wainstein’s statement, released late Friday, also included support for the officer involved, Paul McKenna, and the Capitol Police. He said, “This is a tremendously difficult job, and it is one that Officer McKenna and his colleagues perform with the utmost professionalism and dignity.”
With that, Wainstein closed a case that has simmered with racial and political tension.
The case might be closed as far as the judicial system is concerned, but as far as the court of public opinion, she is guilty as sin.
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