The Trump administration's decision to back a system of healthcare that will slash Medicare, cut insurance subsidies, disadvantage those with pre-existing conditions, and benefit the rich has assuredly pissed many people off. Now, a woman in Tennessee stands accused of taking matters into her own hands after allegedly pursuing a pro-Trump congressman in her car following his vote in favor of the unpopular repeal of the ACA.
According to a Facebook post from the Weakley County Sheriff's Department, Wendi L. Wright has been charged with felony reckless endagerment after she attemptd to run congressman David Kustoff of the road. After forcing the congressman's car to pull over, Wright attacked the vehicle.
A report from Buzzfeed adds that Wright had attempted to stop Kustoff at a townhall meeting to discuss her grievances with the congressman shortly before the altercation occurred. Wright had been particularly enraged over Kustoff's decision to support the GOP healthcare plan.
“I voted for the American Health Care Act because our current health care system is failing Tennesseans," Kustoff said in a statement after his vote. "We promised the American people we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and today, the House voted to keep our word and provide relief."
Wright had fled the scene of the crime but was apprehended shortly thereafter, although Sgt. Marty Plunk of the sheriff's deparment said the she did not cooperate. "That left us with no other choice but to issue an arrest warrant for her and take her into custody," he said.
Wright was released after posting a $1,000 bond and is schedule to arraigned today. Kustoff is not offering comments on this situation.
[Photo: Weakley County Sheriff's Department]