A former member of Congress who has had a famously combative relationship with the Jewish community is jumping into the presidential race. Former Rep. Cynthia McKinney — a former Democrat formerly of Georgia — has announced her intention to run for president with the Green Party. She made her announcement via video:
McKinney joins a crowded field of potential nominees who Greens say are under consideration. Already, McKinney is leveling a Ralph Nader-esque at her former political party:
“The Democrats do not speak for us,” she says in her video. “They have abdicated their sacred responsibilities to the American people, to the Constitution and to the global community. The Democrats, no different than their Republican counterparts, eat out of the hands of corrupt lobbyists and feed at the same corporate trough.”
This story "Going Green, McKinney Announces White House Bid" was written by Daniel Treiman.