Cindy Sheehan Misses Hearing; Judge Issues Warrant
This puts a wrench in Cindy Sheehan’s plan to beat Speaker Pelosi:
A bench warrant was issued Thursday for antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who did not appear for arraignment Thursday in a Washington, D.C., courtroom to face charges related to her Sept. 10 disorderly conduct arrest on Capitol Hill.
District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Michael McCarthy issued the order to Sheehan around noon, a court spokeswoman said. The warrant says she is to be arrested and brought before the court. She also faces one count of unlawful assembly.
“She wasn’t aware that there was a court appearance today,” said Sheehan’s spokeswoman, Tiffany Burns, reached by cell phone.
“We’ll have the attorney deal with this immediately, so as soon as she’s rescheduled to appear, she’ll be there,” Burns added.