A Wisconsin state senator was cited for disorderly conduct and making a scene inside a Wells Fargo bank on Friday.
WISN reports Lena Taylor, a Democratic state senator representing Milwaukee, became enraged and berated a teller who refused to cash a $831 check because she did not have sufficient funds in her account.
Two plain clothes police officers who witnessed the encounter overheard Taylor call the teller a “house ni--er” for following the bank’s policies.
According to WISN:
"Milwaukee Police officers …. Overheard Taylor berating the teller and intervened. A shift lieutenant arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and, after reviewing the bank’s security camera footage, issued Taylor a municipal citation for disorderly conduct."
The Wisconsin attorney general forwarded a reporter's questions to Taylor's office. Tylor's spokesperson stated Taylor would release a statement about the incident on Monday.
The bank incident was just the latest in a series of public outbursts by Taylor.
Taylor was ticketed in 2009 for crossing the center line with her car. She berated the Milwaukee officers who pulled her over, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The police report from the incident said Taylor told officers we "shouldn’t waste our energy for the stop and she can’t be expected to wait for the light. Taylor was very argumentative and appeared her intent was to provoke an argument with us officers,” according to the news site.
Taylor convinced a police captain to take care of the ticket for her, but it was later reinstated by Chief Edward Flynn and she paid the $122 fine.
In 2016, half of Taylor's office staff quit during the Legislative budget writing process.