Heard on the Hill: Another Long, Strange Trip

Posted June 14, 2011 at 6:39pm

The fantastical voyages of former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) continue. Following controversial trips to Iran, the Gaza Strip and Israel, the former Green Party presidential candidate has been in Libya for the past 10 days as part of a what she’s calling a fact-finding mission at her own expense.

“When our government says they have to bomb [Libyans] in order to save them, it is important for the American people to know what the truth is,” McKinney told Russian-language news channel RT.

She says she is there to fight against the “mighty Wurlitzer” (we haven’t a clue what that is) to make sure civilians are not being killed in the cross fire.

Unfortunately for McKinney, many Libyans say she is a Moammar Gadhafi sympathizer and is there to help his cause. McKinney was interviewed on Libyan state television May 23.

The former Congresswoman has also become a hashtag on the social networking site Twitter. Libyan rebels and their supporters are using the hashtag to slam her for what they believe is her support of pro-Gadhafi propaganda.