Members of Congress don't have to wait in line to go through the metal detectors on Capitol Hill. McKinney didn't go through the metal detector. But one of the capitol police officers didn't recognize McKinney as a member of Congress. He rushed toward her from behind and grabbed her by the arm. She in turn slugged or shoved him in the chest.
I wasn't there. I haven't seen every account. But that's my understanding of what happened.
I'm really not sure McKinney is the only member of Congress who, grabbed from behind by a capitol police officer, might not have, in the heat of the moment, swung a punch or shoved. They're a proud bunch.
Let me rephrase that last paragraph so it makes sense to me:
I'm really not sure McKinney is the only woman who, grabbed from behind by an unknown man, might not have, in the heat of the moment, swung a punch or shoved. We're ready for you.
Want to try me out? George? Dick? Capitol fuzz?