Woman accused of trying to run congressman off road

Wendi Wright

Rep. David Kustoff (R., Tenn.) was allegedly nearly run off a road by a woman who was mad at him for his vote to repeal Obamacare. David Kustoff, a freshman Republican, in her vehicle after a town hall event on Monday.

When they arrived at their destination, Wright reportedly ran to Kustoff's vehicle - now parked in the driveway - and "screamed while banging on the auto and reaching in".

Inside the vehicle with Kustoff was an aide and a driver.

The Sheriff's department said Kustoff and his aide were afraid they would be forced off the roadway.

A woman found herself behind bars after she followed a congressman from an agricultural meeting, according to Weakley County Sheriff's Department.

Wendi Wright is charged with felony reckless endangerment. At one point she allegedly reached inside their vehicle.

"We promised the American people we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and today the House voted to keep our word and provide the relief".

A Sheriff's official suggested to BuzzFeed that she did it because she was displeased with the Congressman's recent vote in support of the American Health Care Act.

"I voted for the American Health Care Act because our current health care system is failing Tennesseans", he said in a statement following the vote.

"A protest is one thing", Plunk said.

The police report goes on to claim officers were called to the area, but Wright fled the scene before they could arrive.

Authorities were able to identify Wright from a post on her Facebook account about the incident, WBBJ reported.

"That left us with no other choice but to issue an arrest warrant for her and take her into custody", Plunk said.

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

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