FBI PROBING HARASSMENT OF BIDEN CAMPAIGN BUS IN TEXAS
The FBI said it was investigating an incident in which a convoy of vehicles flying flags in support of President Donald Trump’s re-election bid surrounded a tour bus carrying campaign staff for Democratic challenger Joe Biden on a Texas highway, Steve Gorman reported for Reuters.
The incident - captured on video that was retweeted by Trump with the message, “I LOVE TEXAS!” - prompted the Biden campaign to cancel at least two of its Texas events as Democrats accused the president of encouraging supporters to engage in acts of intimidation.
Video footage showed a group of pickup trucks and SUVs bearing pro-Trump flags surrounding the Biden campaign bus as it traveled north along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin.
The Biden campaign said the Trump caravan tried to force the bus to slow down and to run it off the road. One video clip aired on CNN showed a Trump-flagged pickup swerve into the side of another vehicle traveling just behind the bus. The Texas Tribune newspaper reported the sideswiped vehicle was being driven by a Biden campaign staffer. Trump slammed the investigation of his fans, whom he described as “patriots who did no wrong” but law enforcers think otherwise.