July 17, 2015

IT’S SHEILA JACKSON LEE, NATCH: Sheila Jackson Lee at Center of Capitol Police Collision Questions.

A recent Capitol Hill collision drove a confrontation between Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Capitol Police.

On June 17 at around 1:45 p.m., Jackson Lee’s chief of staff had a minor traffic accident on the House side of the Capitol grounds.

Glenn E. Rushing, 49, backed a gray Nissan SUV into a Capitol Police officer who was posted near the barricades at New Jersey and Independence avenues Southeast, according to a June 17 police report obtained by CQ Roll Call. . . .

The Texas Democrat wasn’t in the car at the time. But a tipster said Rushing’s boss showed up on the scene not long after a police cruiser responded, and she demanded contact information for Chief Kim C. Dine.

“What happened?” Jackson Lee asked when she arrived, according to an unofficial transcript from sources on the scene. “This is ludicrous. I am tired of Capitol Police harassing me and my staff. Who do I talk to about this?”

Remember, her guy backed into a cop.

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