Why did Tennessee woman try to run this man off road?

Why did Tennessee woman try to run this man off road?
Wendi L. Wright (left), David Kustoff (Images: Weakley County Sheriff Department, U.S. Congress)

It sounds a little like the riddle about the chicken crossing the road, but an incident that occurred in Weakley County, Tenn., last week is no joke. According to BuzzFeed, 35-year-old Wendi L. Wright was arrested after chasing a car driven by David Kustoff and trying to force the vehicle off the road.

And why? Because Wright was angry that Kustoff, who is a GOP congressman, had voted to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Wright was charged with felony reckless endangerment for the incident, which occurred following a meeting at the University of Tennessee at Martin between Kustoff and the Dean of Agriculture.

After Kustoff finished the meeting, Wright allegedly tried to stop him on campus and talk to him about her grievances, [sheriff’s deputy Sgt. Marty] Plunk said. However, the congressman left in his car and “that’s why she began following him.”…

When Kustoff’s vehicle turned into a driveway of a person they were familiar with, Wright allegedly got out of her car and “began screaming and striking the windows” of his vehicle, police said.

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“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.”

As for Wright, who is due to appear in court for her arraignment on Monday, one has to wonder whether she is part of the “sustained protest” that members of the Trump resistance are threatening and for which they have warned GOP lawmakers to “be afraid.”

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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