To put it indelicately, something might be off about freshman GOP Senator Amanda Chase. Healthy people aren’t terrified of their own citizens and don’t pack heat on the Senate floor.
A recent incident shows how off-kilter Chase is.
The verbal altercation happened between her and a member of the Capitol police, Ashley Berryman. According to the incident report, Chase pulled up to the pedestrian plaza outside a building at the state capitol and demanded to be let into a restricted area. Chase already had an assigned parking spot elsewhere. The officer called to see if she could get access but was told that Chase was not on the required list and did not have permission. The officer reiterated to Chase that she had no authority to let her park in the restricted area.
According to the report, rather than letting it go, Amanda Chase used the “don’t you know who I am?” and swore at the officer. Allegedly, she told the officer that she wasn’t going to move her car unless she “let the f***ing barricades down to let me in!” This caused a traffic jam with buses being stuck behind her.
When called out about her boorish behavior, Amanda Chase made a bad situation much, much worse.
She not only accused the officer of lying but also said the Capitol police were infiltrated by “Democrat operatives.” (Blue Lives Matter…)