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(Weakley County Sherriff’s Department)
(Weakley County Sherriff’s Department)


Woman allegedly tried to run congressman off road because he voted to repeal Obamacare

By WITW Staff on May 15, 2017

A Tennessee woman has been accused of trying to her run her congressman off the road, reportedly because she was upset that he had voted for Trump’s controversial health care bill.

According to Buzzfeed News, the altercation began after U.S. Representative David Kustoff attended a meeting at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Wendi L. Wright, 35, reportedly tried to stop Kutsoff on campus and discuss her concerns with him. When the congressman left in his car, she pursued him, authorities said.

The Weakley County Sherriff’s Department said in a statement that the people in the car — Kustoff, his driver, and his aide, Marianne Dunavant — were “in fear of being forced off of the roadway.” When they pulled into a driveway, Wright “exited her vehicle and began screaming and striking the windows of their vehicle.” The authorities were called, and Wright was charged with reckless endangerment.

Sgt. Marty Plunk of the sheriff’s department told BuzzFeed News that Wright was “upset over a vote [Kutsoff] had cast involving health care.” On May 4, the congressmen voted to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Trump’s replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, has drawn the ire of Americans across the country. Though the plan may save billions in the federal budget, it may also leave as many as 24 million Americans without insurance.

Read the full story at Buzzfeed News.


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