For a few fleeting moments Thursday the left thought they had a crazed Tea Partier on their hands. Their fantasy of a deranged Obama hater was quickly dashed. Turns out this woman was a complete loon.
The woman who led authorities on a chase from the White House to the Capitol before she was killed by police may have thought that President Barack Obama was stalking her, law enforcement sources told NBC News.
The sources said that the woman, Miriam Carey, had a history of mental health problems.
The chase, on Thursday afternoon, stirred panic in the capital and briefly stopped the mechanisms of government. It happened two weeks after a man shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard.
She supposedly had no history of violence. Um, OK.
CBS News reports that Miriam Carey was fired from her dental hygientist job in April 2012 after getting into a fight with her bosses about using a handicapped parking space they felt she didn’t need to use.
Police said there appeared to be no direct link to terrorism and there was no indication the woman was even armed. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine, whose officers have been working without pay as a result of the shutdown, called it an “isolated, singular matter.”
Since she has no ties to the GOP or Tea Party, this is the end of the story. Let’s just ignore the wave of crazed behavior from people with a history of mental illness and just hope the next violent incident is perpetrated by a Tea Partier. That’s all the media is hoping for.