That sound you hear is the Democratic leadership chasing Rolaids with shots of Mylanta.
To quote from the above linked story:
"A private security guard in McKinney's entourage got into a shoving match with Scott McFarlane, a reporter from WSB-TV in Atlanta, McKinney's hometown. The security guard threatened to throw the reporter's 'a-- in jail.'"
It gets better. The quick-thinking reporter asked the $60,000 question, quote:
"'Sir, do you work for the Capitol Police?' asked McFarlane, to which the guard replied 'no.'"
"'Who are you a police officer with, sir?' McFarlane asked as McKinney, the guard and an aide quickly climbed the steps."
All of this just seconds before Ms. McKinney made her "formal apology" for the smacking of the Capitol Police Officer last week. Something we will discuss in a moment.
Someone enlighten me -- 1) is it a felony to impersonate a Peace Officer in D.C. and 2)do we have enough Probable Cause here to arrest?
Just out of curiosity, of course.
Now, on to the "formal apology".
"I come here before this body to personally express again my sincere regret about the encounter with the Capitol Hill Police. ... There should not have been any physical contact in this incident,"
Highlighting is mine.
Since Ms. McKinney is/was accusing the Capitol Police Officer with "inappropriate contact" you have to wonder which "physical contact" Ms. McKinney is actually referring to -- when he grabbed her arm, or when she smacked his chest.
I'd like to believe that Ms. McKinney isn't trying to be cute with her apology, but I didn't fall off the turnip truck yesterday.