The Biden campaign canceled at least two events in Texas on October 30 after vehicles carrying Trump flags and signs surrounded one of its campaign buses traveling from San Antonio to Austin, according to Democratic officials.
The vehicles surrounded the bus, which was carrying campaign staff, on Interstate 35. Local media reported that the incident featured at least one minor collision and led to Texas Democrats citing “safety concerns” as the reason for canceling events.
Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party Katie Naranjo tweeted that the convoy of Trump supporters followed the Biden bus “throughout central Texas to intimidate Biden supporters.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was “looking into” the incident, a law enforcement official told The Texas Tribune. The Tribune reported that Texas GOP Chairman Allen West dismissed questions regarding the incident and characterized it as “more fake news and propaganda."
Trump tweeted a video of the incident with the caption, “I LOVE TEXAS!”
This footage was captured on the I-35 in New Braunfels by John Hinojosa, who told Storyful he was on the way to pick up his grandchild between 2.30 and 3 pm when he came across the scene. “I thought it was bad traffic for a Friday,” he told Storyful, adding that he took out his phone to record when he realized what was happening. Credit: John Hinojosa via Storyful