Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign confirmed Saturday that it would cancel several events in Texas after drivers with pro-President Donald Trump flags and stickers appeared to follow and surround a Biden campaign bus.
"Our supporters will continue to organize their communities for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Democrats up and down the ballot, and to the Texans who disrupted our events today: We'll see you on November 3rd," Thowfeek said. The campaign also told other news outlets that the events were canceled out of an abundance of caution.
Trump's campaign has not responded to a request for comment. Biden's camp also has not responded. Law enforcement also has not commented on the incident.
Allen West, former Republican congressman and the current GOP chairman, dismissed the incident as a media-driven controversy.
West added: “Three Trump supporters have been executed, one in Portland, one in Denver, and one Milwaukee. A leftist mob attempted to storm the house of the McCloskeys, threatened to burn their house down, rape Mrs. McCloskey, and then kill them both."
Rep. Sheryl Cole, a Democrat in Texas's House, said a Biden event in her area was canceled over the incident.
According to a Twitter post, one apparent Trump supporter wrote of the impromptu event: “Join us in #SanAntonio to escort the Biden bus coming through San Antonio ... We are on the bridges & will intercept at Walters/I35!!”
Cervini added to the Texas Tribune that about 40 to 50 vehicles partook, saying the trucks had American flags and Trump flags.
Trump, during an event in Pennsylvania on Saturday, told a crowd: “Anybody see the picture of their crazy bus driving down the highway, they are surrounded by hundreds of cars, they are all Trump flags all over the place."