Cynthia McKinney on April 3: "Well, you know, that goes to the heart of the press conference that we had today. And I want to thank you for covering the other press conference that we had on Friday with Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte.
But today we had black elected officials from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus at the time when Coretta Scott King's body lay in state at the Georgia State Capitol. The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus was not allowed into the building to perform a part of the procession. Why? They can't even answer the question except that the security at the Georgia Capitol did not recognize them as dually- elected members able to carry out the mandate of the people who sent them to the legislature.
And as a result of police action that was -- we can't even understand why the members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus were disrespected -- that's what they said today -- and forced to look at the body of Coretta Scott King from the third floor of the state Capitol.
The bottom line on this is that it doesn't matter if you're in the United States Capitol or the Georgia Capitol, the issue is racial profiling."
James Myart (attorney for Cynthia McKinney on April 3: "Well, let me put it to you this way.
The congresswoman acted and reacted, as far as I'm concerned, appropriately."
Cynthia McKinney on April 6: "There should not have been any physical contact in this incident.... I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all, and I regret its escalation, and I apologize."
Meanwhile, Matt Lowery has a column discussing the likelihood of Congresswoman McKinney not being re-elected in 2006.