An unhinged Tennessee woman is facing a felony charge after she decided to engage in the political process in a very dangerous way: when her Republican congressman didnâ€™t change his tune on wanting to repeal and replace Obamacare, she followed him in her car and tried to run him off the road.
35-year-old Wendi L. Wright was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment last week after attending a meeting at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where Rep. David Kustoff was meeting with Dean of Agriculture Todd Winters and others in the agriculture department, Sgt. Marty Plunk of the Weakley County Sheriffâ€™s Department said.
After the meeting, Kustoff encountered Wright, who allegedly tried to stop the lawmaker in his tracks and air her grievances about health care. Instead, Kustoff hopped into a car with aide Marianne Dunavant and another passenger, so Wright did the opposite of what any reasonable person would do and started trailing them in her own vehicle.
According to Plunk, Wrightâ€™s crazy driving placed Kustoff the other occupants of the vehicle â€śin fear of being forced offâ€ť the highway. When Kustoffâ€™s car eventually pulled into the driveway of an acquaintance in an attempt to shake the pursuer, Wright ended up parking next to them and got out of her car.
She â€śbegan screaming and striking the windowsâ€ť of Kustoffâ€™s car and even went so far as to reach into his vehicle before physically blocking it from leaving by standing in front of it, police claim, noting that there was â€śa lot of cursingâ€ť going on and that witnesses â€ścouldnâ€™t understand a lot of what she was saying.â€ť Sounds like your average liberal to me.
Wright was eventually arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment. She was released from custody after posting a $1,000 bond and will face her first court date on Monday. A speechless Kustoff has declined to comment on the incident.