Chicago Defender to Rep. McKinney: Do the Right Thing

The century-old African-American newspaper the Chicago Defender has this to say about and to Rep. Cynthia McKinney:

McKinney has long been a freedom fighter, willing to stand up to oppression and fight for African Americans. She had the courage to question the Bush Administration for a variety of reasons, even losing her seat because of her unwillingness to alter her views to satisfy her critics.We have stood with McKinney, but rallying around her on this issue is beyond us, and her actions are indefensible. She may not be able to get out of this jam with an apology. If the grand jury indicts, there will be a trial, and likely some sort of plea.

Rep. McKinney, it should have never gotten to this. Just do the right thing and own up to it rather than make this more of an issue than it should have been.

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