The alliance which has developed between former Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia Mckinney and Robert Steele continues to strengthen, with their new joint efforts via their “UNRIG” tour.

Cynthia Mckinney has served as a congresswoman for the Democratic party, during which time she famously confronted Donald Rumsfeld for the child sex trafficking associated with Dyncorp.

Disobedient Media previously discussed this important exchange in our report on Dyncorp’s scandal-ridden history. Mckinney grilled Rumsfeld in an exchange captured on C-SPAN, where she posed the question: “Mr. Secretary, is it policy of the U.S. government to reward companies that traffic in women and little girls? That’s my first question.”

Meanwhile, Robert Steele, who worked as a CIA officer before founding an open source intelligence firm, has joined Mckinney in her efforts to confront systemic corruption. He has also appeared on both alternative media and legacy media television programs, including Info Wars, French media, and National Geographic. He has previously been politically affiliated with the Libertarian Party. Many view Steele’s long history of statements which appear ridiculous to have been an intentional attempt to discredit legitimate independent media and independent efforts to confront corruption.

Many have also viewed Steele’s involvement with McKinney as an attempt to discredit her specifically, which she addressed in an interview with independent media. She responded to the concerns by saying: “The only person who can discredit me is me. I discredit myself through my behavior or my actions – if I say something that’s wrong and don’t correct it, then I stand to be discredited. I’m not going to play the guilt by association game, because I understand that it is, indeed, a game. But now, what are Robert David Steele’s motives? I can only take him at face value that he buys into the need for the alt right and alt left to come together to have fruitful discussions about ways that we can move the United States forward.”

Despite these widely voiced concerns, the pair has embarked on their UNRIG National Bus Tour. Its purpose has been characterized as an attempt to: “restore truth and integrity to governance and to build grassroots support for the Election Reform Act of 2017.”

McKinney described the goal of UNRIG: “My vision for #UNRIG is for all of us — from every walk of life — to come together for one common purpose: to unrig ourselves by getting to know each other and to unrig our political system by becoming transpartisan.”

The first leg of the tour will continue from September 3rd to the 7th; the entire tour will include visits Washington DC, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, California, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Writer and Associate Editor at Disobedient Media.