A few months prior to the insurrection of the Capitol, a pack of trucks waving Trump-related flags harassed the Biden-Harris campaign bus on I-35 in Hays County.
Now, the act could play a role in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
The incident occurred in November prior to the 2020 election, inciting outrage from Texas Democrats. Trump himself appeared to defend the act and tweeted "I LOVE TEXAS!" soon after.
I flew down to Texas to help with the Biden/Harris bus tour, intended to drum up enthusiasm at polling locations. I… https://t.co/po6DHZwvts— Dr. Eric Cervini (@Dr. Eric Cervini) 1604104498.0
In Trump's second impeachment trial, which began on Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives will be using the incident to help argue that Trump incited violence among his followers.
In the memorandum, the House wrote:
"On October 30, when a caravan of his supporters in Texas attacked a bus full of Biden campaign workers, nearly running it off the road, President Trump tweeted a stylized video of the caravan and captioned it, 'I LOVE TEXAS!' 49 Days later, he declared that "these patriots"—who could easily have killed a busload of innocent campaign staff—'did nothing wrong.'"
Among those on the bus at the time of the incident was congressional candidate Wendy Davis, who was one of a few candidates who subsequently canceled campaign events due to security concerns.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who received backlash after encouraging voter fraud claims prior to the riot, called House Democrats "hypocrites" for supporting BLM and Antifa but condemning the storming of the White House. Cruz also claims that Trump is solely to blame for the Jan. 6 incident.
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