Cynthia McKinney, who is best known as the ousted representative from the Atlanta area that scuffled with a Capitol Hill police officer, has announced she will run for the Presidency as a Green Party candidate. She now says the Democrats, her old party, is corrupt and beholden to corporate interest. “The Democrats do not speak for us,” she said. “The Democrats are no different than their Republican counterparts.” She calls the Green Party her, “new political home.” “The Republicans have deceived us and the Democrats have failed us,” according to McKinney. A group in California called Run! Cynthia! Run! have drafted her to run, and she agreed to go. She has already made appearances across the country as a Green candidate. McKinney served six terms in Congress representing Atlanta, and was the first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia. In Congress she accused President George Bush of knowing ahead of time about 9/11. She also introduced a bill to impeach President Bush, saying he misled Congress into approving the war in Iraq and violated the law by secretly spying on American citizens. McKinney is one of 7 Green Party candidates. They will select their candidate on July 10th at their convention in Chicago.
Here is video of Cynthia McKinney announcing her intentions to run as a Green candidate;