Representative Cynthia McKinney (R) (D-GA) gets ready to speak at a news conference with actor Danny Glover (L) after she had an altercation with a Capitol Hill police officer earlier in the week in Washington March 31, 2006. McKinney is waiting to learn if she will be charged for apparently striking an officer after she entered a House office building earlier this week unrecognized and did not stop when asked.
WSBTV.com: McKinney Admits Misusing Taxpayer Money
Rep. Cynthia McKinney admits that she broke government rules by spending money to fly a celebrity to Atlanta.
Channel 2 Action News has uncovered documents showing McKinney, D-Ga., spent about $1,000 of taxpayer’s money to fly singer Isaac Hayes to Georgia to help dedicate a new office in Atlanta.The money came from a fund members of Congress are supposed to use for office supplies.
Issac Hayes does not look like office supplies here
Using the money to pay for Hayes’ airline ticket and hotel expenses is a violation of strict congressional rules. Those rules state that taxpayer money can only be used for “travel by Members, Members’ employees and vendors. A vendor is an employee of a private company that provides maintenance and support for equipment and software…”
Watchdog groups call taxpayer-funded celebrity travel a blatant waste of taxpayer money.McKinney staffers say they will reimburse the congressional fund for the cost of Hayes’ flight and hotel room.
This Member of Congress is out of control.
Will not the Democrat caucus exert some control to rein in this criminal?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi already stated the Capitol police officer assault was NO BIG DEAL.
McKinney should resign her office.
Michelle Malkin has MORE TROUBLE FOR MCKINNEY
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