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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

McKinney in more trouble

--posted by Tony Garcia on 4/04/2006

(H/T: American Princess)
Congressman Cynthia McKinney's problems seem to worsen. She has been inappropriately using funds.
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.

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.
I should be ashamed of myself. This posting and the story is blatantly racist. Cynthia used that money because the white people are holding Hayes down.

(Was the trip before or after Hayes quit South Park?)

He needed a job since he already quit/was going to quit being Chef and this scandal making is trying to take a job away from a black man.


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