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Rep. Cynthia McKinney Chastised President Clinton Today

April 23, 1998

"Relief for a lucky few is just not good enough!"

(Washington, D.C.) Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA-4th) today said, "Full rights without full remedies for black farmers makes a mockery of the American judicial system. I, for one, will not stand for political, judicial inequality." President Clinton has led black farmers on a political merry-go-round—from the USDA to the DOJ to the White House and now to the Congress. Black farmers want off of this twilight zone ride to nowhere," said McKinney.

"Today black farmers took to the streets of our nation’s Capitol. We’re all they’ve got.... It’s up to us to do the right thing and not cave in this very important fight. Was the world not listening? The United States government admitted to discrimination against these people," said McKinney. "To accept anything less than full and complete remedies for all is to not hold the Constitution to its word."

McKinney, who has long championed the plight of the black farmers said, "to accept a partial remedy is not a solution it¹s an insult. The Congress, now, must try to accomplish what the Administration has refused to; enact law that will right thd wrongs of the U. S. government -- to allow a full remedy to black farmers."

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