A Tennessee woman used her car to show her unhappiness at her congressman voting in favour of the controversial Republican healthcare bill. Wendi Wright attempted to run representative David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) off the road after his visit to the University of Tennessee at Martin.
According to the Weakley County Sheriff's Department, Wright followed the vehicle carrying Kustoff, scaring him and his aide, Marianne Dunavant. The congressman's vehicle turned into a drive way and stopped. Wright then got out of her car, yelled at the congressman, hit the windows of his vehicle and reached into the car, the sheriff's department said.
Wright proceeded to stand in front of the vehicle to try to prevent Kustoff from leaving. Someone managed to call authorities, but Wright left before officers arrived. She was found by authorities after posting details of her encounter with Kustoff on Facebook.
The 35-year-old resident of Obion County was charged with reckless endangerment and was released after posting a $1,000 (£776) bond.
The incident occurred on on 8 May, just four days after the House the Representatives narrowly passed the GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, The Washington Post reported. Kustoff, who represents Tennessee's 8th District, voted along with 216 other House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act on 4 May.
After voting for the bill, Kustoff said: "We promised the American people we would repeal and replace Obamacare, and today, the House voted to keep our word and provide relief. ...This bill would protect and ensure access to care for those with preexisting conditions, and moreover, it will make healthcare more attainable with lower premiums."
The congressman's office made no statement as yet. Wright will be arraigned on Monday (15 May) in Weakley County.