Let’s make her the face of today’s Democratic Party. Usually they wait until they’re in offer before assaulting our freedoms. This one wants to get a head start, I guess.
Boise Police arrested Cynthia Clinkingbeard, 58, Boise, on Friday after she reportedly walked into a store at Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard and threatened employees with a gun.
The website of the Idaho Secretary of State lists Clinkingbeard as a Democratic candidate in the May 15 primary race for the First District congressional seat.
Clinkingbeard was a doctor specializing in edocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, until the State of Idaho Board of Medicine revoked her license in 2005.
On Friday, police were called at 9:15 p.m. by employees of the store who told dispatchers a woman, later identified as Clinkingbeard, had walked into the store, made strange, threatening remarks to three employees before pulling out a handgun. The caller told dispatchers Clinkingbeard then left the store, continuing to make threats, and drove off in a car.
They described the car to dispatchers. An Ada County Sheriff deputy quickly spotted it driving south on Eagle Road. The deputy, joined by Boise and Meridian police, made a felony traffic stop. Because Clinkingbeard was reportedly armed, they closed Eagle Road in both directions for a brief time.
Clinkingbeard filed a declaration of candidacy for Idaho’s District 1 congressional seat against incumbent Rep. Raul Labrador. Prior to 2005, she was a Boise physician specializing in endocrinology. According to public records, the state Board of Medicine revoked her medical license for reasons related to mental illness.