CHICAGO - Former congressional candidate and conservative provacateur Paul McKinley might want to make sure his IRS returns are filed and in order because he likely irked U.S. Senator Dick Durbin Thursday afternoon during a press conference. The Sun-Times described what happened while Durbin was taking credit for "persuading" Walgreens to not shift its world headquarters to Britain. The Sun Times reports:
The Illinois’ Democrat’s news conference took a bizarre turn when a former Republican congressional candidate drove an SUV into the frame of TV cameras and proceeded to heckle the state’s senior senator.
Durbin had just started to address reporters in the parking lot of a South Loop Walgreens, praising the pharmacy chain for deciding to stay put in the U.S.
Then the thump of hip-hop in the distance grew louder and former 2nd Congressional District candidate Paul McKinley rolled to a stop behind Durbin.
After turning down the blasting music, McKinley taunted Durbin from the drivers’ seat.
“Are you going to help the black community? You ain’t been helping us,”McKinley said. “You know who I am, Mr. Durbin. You ain’t never helped the black community … You going to send 18,000 people to jail this year in the black community.”
Durbin's also been in the news for calling on the IRS to investigate political enemies.