President McKinney?

from The Bilerico Project

McKinney lost a hotly contested re-election battle after her run-in with the capitol police, and her pro-Palestinian views in the House. But while she was in Congress, there were few lawmakers more outspoken, more upfront or more on-point on many of the important issues than she was. And though her relationship with the LGBT community was sometimes rocky, McKinney was a staunch advocate of everyone’s civil liberties, and she was consistently rated among the most pro-gay legislators by LGBT advocacy groups. A Green Party ticket with McKinney, while likely not winnable, would be a powerful force for getting progressive issues back onto the presidential campaign trial.

And there are legitimate questions about just how much of what McKinney was supposed to have said while in office actually happened. Reporter Greg Palast recently wrote that, upon investigating many of the statements attributed to the former Congresswoman, they turned out to be “a complete fabrication. A whopper, a fabulous fib, a fake, a flim-flam. Just freakin’ made up.” But, there was plenty of evidence that what McKinney had said actually came to be true.

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