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Cynthia McKinney to ST: The removal of Trump won’t happen

The U.S. Senate will not remove Mr. Donald Trump after he has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney.

She told Syria Times e-newspaper that the removal of Mr. Trump won’t happen; but the democratic party, devoid of new ideas and clinging to the interests of its few megadonors instead of its voting base, is hoping to win its elections by way of undocumented immigrants being given the right to vote in local elections.

“As long as the Israeli lobby is in control of U.S. policy, U.S. foreign policy will not change,” the international peace and human rights activist concluded.

Cynthia McKinney is an international peace and human rights activist, noted for her inconvenient truth-telling about the U.S. war machine. She was held for seven days in an Israeli prison after attempting to enter Gaza by sea and traveled to Libya during U.S. bombing and witnessed the crimes against humanity committed against that country's people. In addition to Libya, she has traveled to Cuba, Syria, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and as she puts it: “Wherever U.S. Bombs are dropping or U.S. sanctions are biting.” She is the author or editor of three Clarity Press books: she has written one book Ain't Nothing Like Freedom and edited The Illegal War On Libya and the 2018 book, How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries.

 In 1992, McKinney won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was the first African-American woman from Georgia in the U.S. Congress. She was the first Member of Congress to demand an investigation of the events of 9/11/2001. McKinney was criticized and as a result, she was defeated in 2002; however, she ran again and was re-elected in 2004.

In December 2008, Cynthia made international headlines when her boat was rammed by the Israeli military as she was attempting to deliver medical supplies to Gaza. In 2009, Cynthia attempted to reach Gaza again, this time armed with crayons, coloring books, and school supplies. Her boat was overtaken in international waters by the Israeli military and she was kidnapped to Israel where she spent 7 days in an Ramleh Prison. Finally, Cynthia entered Gaza by land in July 2009 with George Galloway's Viva Palestina USA.

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour