Republicans Resisting Arrest from Law Enforcement

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Displaying 8 Scandals
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  • Rep. Ronny Jackson [R-TX]
    was wrestled to the ground and handcuffed by police officers after refusing repeating commands to not interfere with emergency responders helping a 15-year-old girl experiencing seizures during which he screamed one was a "f*cking full-on d*ck!" who "better recalculate, motherf*cker!" while also hypocritically promising he will "ALWAYS stand by our country's police officers" which apparently only applies when it is politically convenient for him
    15 Aug 2023
    According to bodycam footage released by local police
  • State Rep. Jeremy Durham [R-TN]
    crashed his car after which arriving officers observed signs of impairment including a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, dilated pupils, unsteadiness on his feet, responded with "lawyer" each of the many times he was asked to take a field sobriety test, and resisted arrest by trying to pull away from officers handcuffing him
    23 Oct 2022
    According to arresting documents filed by local police
  • Arlyn Briggs [2022 KS GOP Gov. Candidate]
    subtly threatened to use force against the police if they entered his home to arrest a wanted fugitive he was sheltering by calling his local department and informing them he was knowledgeable of the so-called "castle doctrine" that allows people to use deadly force if someone enters their home without consent
    27 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • Leanette Lopez [2021 KY GOP State Rep. Candidate]
    assaulted a police officer by grabbing and bending their hand backward while she was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting arrest in which she refused police officer orders to exit her vehicle parked in the middle of the road and when asked if she wished to contact her attorney responded with “Blah Blah Blah”
    04 Apr 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local prosecutors
  • Vanessa Tijerina [2016 TX GOP State Sen. Candidate]
    refused to obey repeated police commands to roll down her window while parked at a local restaurant because they smelled a strong odor of marijuana inside her car and suspected she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was caught with multiple "crack pipes" in her car that her young child was also a passenger in
    11 Jun 2020
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • David Martinez [2018 GOP MN City Council Member Nominee]
    screamed "f*ck you!" to multiple library staff so loudly that he could be heard in the children's area on the other side of the building then refused a police officer's order to leave after staff called them for assistance resulting in him being banned from city libraries for one month
    16 Jul 2018
    According to a police report filed by local officials and reported by local media
  • Rep. Max Miller [R-OH]
    sucker-punched someone in the back of the head and attempted to run away from the police but got caught
    30 Mar 2018
    According to an exclusive report by The Washington Post
  • GOP County Chair David Narramore [R-KY]
    tapped his foot against a man sitting next to him in a department store bathroom -- a code widely known as soliciting sex -- then exposed himself to the same person and later had to be tased and physically subdued by several police officers after he fought being placed under arrest
    19 Jul 2017
    According to charging documents filed by local police