The FBI, in a statement Sunday, confirmed it is investigating an incident on Friday where a campaign bus carrying Biden supporters was surrounded by Trump supporters in their vehicles while the bus was driving on a Texas highway.
“FBI San Antonio is aware of the incident and investigating,” the FBI field office in San Antonio said. “No further information is available at this time.”
President Trump responded to the announcement in a tweet Sunday night, saying, “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong,” and suggesting that the Bureau should instead be investigating left-leaning agitators.
Earlier Trump on Saturday approvingly tweeted out video of the Friday incident, saying, ‘I LOVE TEXAS!” He separately claimed, falsely, at a later campaign rally that his supporters were merely “protecting” the bus.
Social media posts from those purporting to be a part of the so-called “Trump Train” group involved in the incident, however, show them clearly celebrating the effort as a confrontation with their political opponents.
The incident occurred Friday in Hays County when the bus, which was not carrying Biden or Harris, was traveling on I-35 between San Antonio and Austin.
According to the Texas Tribune, the actions led the Texas Democratic Party to cancel three campaign events they had scheduled in the state. Among those on the bus, according to the Tribune, was former state senator Wendy Davis, Rep. Lloyd Doggett and Travis County Democratic Party Chair Katie Naranjo.
-ABC News’ Alexander Mallin