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'''Cynthia McKinney''' (born March 17, 1955 in [[Atlanta]], [[Georgia]])  is a former [[liberal]] [[Democrat]] United States [[Congress|Congresswoman]] from the state of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District from 1993-2003 and 2005-2007. Prior to being elected to Congress, from 1988 to 1992, she was a Georgia state legislator.
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'''Cynthia McKinney''' (born March 17, 1955 in [[Atlanta]], [[Georgia]])  is a former [[liberal]] [[Democrat]] United States [[Congress|Congresswoman]]. She represented Georgia's Fourth Congressional District from 1993 to 2003, and again from 2005 to 2007. Prior to being elected to Congress, she served as a Georgia state legislator (1988-1992).
  
McKinney, who was defeated for reelection by her own party in 2002 after voting against the [[Iraq War]], was again defeated in 2006 by her own party after creating a disturbance during which she struck a Capitol Hill [[police officer]] who stopped her after she tried to illegally bypass a metal detector.<ref>[http://articles.cnn.com/2006-06-16/politics/mckinney.grandjury_1_grand-jury-capitol-police-mckinney?_s=PM:POLITICS Grand jury declines to indict Rep. McKinney], ''[[CNN]]'', June 16, 2006.</ref> Depsite this she still ran for the [[United States]] [[Presidency]] on the [[environmentalist]] [[Green Party]] ticket in 2008 with her running mate, Rosa Clemente.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432041,00.html Green Party Candidate Cynthia McKinney Goes Off the Deep End Again], ''[[FOX News]]'', October 02, 2008.</ref>
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McKinney was defeated in the 2002 Democratic primary after voting against the [[Iraq War]]. She was again defeated in the 2006 primary after creating a disturbance during which she struck a Capitol Hill [[police officer]] who stopped her after she tried to illegally bypass a metal detector.<ref>[http://articles.cnn.com/2006-06-16/politics/mckinney.grandjury_1_grand-jury-capitol-police-mckinney?_s=PM:POLITICS Grand jury declines to indict Rep. McKinney], ''[[CNN]]'', June 16, 2006.</ref> Depsite this she still ran for the [[United States]] [[Presidency]] on the [[environmentalist]] [[Green Party]] ticket in 2008 with her running mate, Rosa Clemente.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432041,00.html Green Party Candidate Cynthia McKinney Goes Off the Deep End Again], ''[[FOX News]]'', October 02, 2008.</ref>
  
McKinney has also been tainted by activities such as, attempting to impeachment President [[George W. Bush]], supporting [[9/11 conspiracy theories]], and claiming that "the United States government systematically killed thousands of people during [[Hurricane Katrina]]".<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,235637,00.html Rep. Cynthia McKinney Introduces Bush Impeachment Bill], ''[[FOX News]]'', December 08, 2006.</ref><ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432041,00.html Green Party Candidate Cynthia McKinney Goes Off the Deep End Again], ''[[FOX News]]'', October 02, 2008.</ref>
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McKinney has also been tainted by activities such as attempting to impeachment President [[George W. Bush]], supporting [[9/11 conspiracy theories]], and claiming that "the United States government systematically killed thousands of people during [[Hurricane Katrina]]".<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,235637,00.html Rep. Cynthia McKinney Introduces Bush Impeachment Bill], ''[[FOX News]]'', December 08, 2006.</ref><ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,432041,00.html Green Party Candidate Cynthia McKinney Goes Off the Deep End Again], ''[[FOX News]]'', October 02, 2008.</ref>
  
 
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Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney (born March 17, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former liberal Democrat United States Congresswoman. She represented Georgia's Fourth Congressional District from 1993 to 2003, and again from 2005 to 2007. Prior to being elected to Congress, she served as a Georgia state legislator (1988-1992).

McKinney was defeated in the 2002 Democratic primary after voting against the Iraq War. She was again defeated in the 2006 primary after creating a disturbance during which she struck a Capitol Hill police officer who stopped her after she tried to illegally bypass a metal detector.[1] Depsite this she still ran for the United States Presidency on the environmentalist Green Party ticket in 2008 with her running mate, Rosa Clemente.[2]

McKinney has also been tainted by activities such as attempting to impeachment President George W. Bush, supporting 9/11 conspiracy theories, and claiming that "the United States government systematically killed thousands of people during Hurricane Katrina".[3][4]

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