Woman accused of chasing GOP rep in vehicle after town hall

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Wright faces a felony charge of reckless endangerment after following Kustoff and his aide on May 8.

Wright reportedly followed the auto after it left a town hall on the UT Martin campus.

The 35-year-old is accused of then getting out of her auto, walking up to the congressman's and pounding on the windows.

A woman found herself behind bars after she followed a congressman from an agricultural meeting, according to Weakley County Sheriff's Department. That's when Wright began screaming at them, striking their windows and reaching inside the vehicle.

The car's occupants were afraid of being forced off the road as a result of Wright's actions, a Weakley County Sheriff's Department release reportedly said.

At one point she reached inside his vehicle and then stood in front of it in an attempt to block him in, according to police.

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A Sheriff's official suggested to BuzzFeed that she did it because she was displeased with the Congressman's recent vote in support of the American Health Care Act.

"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. It also includes other contentious provisions such as stripping federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Someone eventually called the police, but Wright left the scene before they arrived. "That's why she began following him", said police Sergeant Marty Plunk. She was arrested Monday after posting about the incident on Facebook, which was the first and only mistake she made during the ordeal. That's how Obion County deputies tracked her down and arrested her.

Wright is free on $1,000 bond and will be arraigned on Monday.

Kustoff's office declined to speak about the incident.

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