Woman charged with chasing US Rep. David Kustoff

Lucy Bush
May 14, 2017

"I've been led to believe she was upset over a vote he had cast involving health care", Plunk said.

A Tennessee woman has been arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment after she chased a GOP congressman in her vehicle and allegedly attempted to force him off the road for voting to repeal Obamacare. David Kustoff, a freshman Republican, in her auto after a town hall event on Monday. Officers said she began screaming at Kustoff and banging on the windows of his auto.

Investigators say Rep. Kustoff and the aide pulled into a driveway of an acquaintance, and Wright got out of her auto and started screaming and hitting the windows of the congressman's vehicle, even reaching inside at one point. She left before the sheriff's department arrived.

"What she was saying was more cursing at the congressman and his aides", Sgt. Marty Plunk said. According to BuzzFeed News, when Kustoff was leaving, Wright attempted to accost him about her "grievances" over his healthcare vote, but he quickly got in his auto along with his driver and personal aide.

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She allegedly blocked his auto until police were called.

The May 4 House vote paves the way for states to individually determine whether people with pre-existing conditions can enroll in state-operated health care exchanges created under Obamacare.

Another aide who was behind Kustoff's vehicle witnessed the incident, Plunk said.

According to the police report, Kustoff and Dunavant were afraid the unhinged woman was going to run them off the road.

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However, the 35-year-old was then identified by police when she posted on Facebook about the incident later that night.

She was found and taken into custody on a Weakley County arrest warrant.

She was arrested and released after posting a $1,000 bond.

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