DEMOCRATS campaigning for Joe Biden in Texas canceled an event in Pflugerville on Saturday after a campaign bus was reportedly harassed and threatened by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Lawmakers involved with the event tweeted about the encounter and claimed Trump supporters followed and harassed the Biden caravan from downtown Austin as it traveled to the nearby suburb.A black truck flying flags in support of Donald Trump was filmed hitting the side of a white SUVCredit: Twitter / @ericcervini Trump supporters allegedly followed a Biden campaign bus as it left Austin for PflugervilleCredit: Twitter / @ericcervini
Sheryl Cole, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, said the Pflugerville event was cancelled for “security reasons.”
“This is a 1st for me - but we just cancelled a joint event in Pflugerville w/ @JoeBiden campaign, @AustinYoungDems, & more, due to security reasons. Unfortunately, Pro-Trump Protestors have escalated well beyond safe limits. Sorry to all who looked forward to this fun event,” she tweeted.
Video posted to Twitter shows a black truck, flying large Trump flags, slam into the side of a white SUV carrying Biden supporters, pushing it into the highway’s middle lane.
“Armed Trump trolls harassing Biden Bus on I-35, ramming volunteer vehicles & blocking traffic for 40 mins. Eric Trump took to FB to incite this violence,” tweeted Rafael Anchia, a representative in the Texas Legislature.
Katie Naranjo, chair of the Travis County Democratic Party, claimed the Trump supporters were “yelling curse words and threats.”
But a video posted to Facebook by Randi Ceh, whose profile indicates she is a Trump supporter, claimed the white SUV was swerving across multiple lanes.
“That car has been taking up two lanes and has caused an accident already. That is not a police car,” said a woman’s voice in the video.
Other Trump supporters reveled in running the campaign bus out of town, posting videos of the Trump supporters trailing the Biden campaign bus.
“There’s a Train running the Biden Bus out of Texas! #keeptexasred #leadright #maga,” wrote Twitter user Brenda Kensington.