Posted April 6, 2006 – Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) said the altercation between her and a Capitol Police officer should have never happened and she's sorry.
McKinney expressed her "sincere regret" to the House Thursday.
"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney said in brief remarks on the House floor. "I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all, and I regret its escalation and I apologize."
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McKinney's comments come hours after a grand jury subpoenaed two Capitol Hill aides who said they saw what went down between McKinney and a Capitol Police officer.
McKinney is accused of striking an officer after he tried to stop her from going into a House office building without the proper ID.
McKinney had previously insisted that she had not done anything wrong and accused police of "racial profiling."