The Texas Tribune reports:
Former state Sen. Wendy Davis and others who were traveling on a campaign bus for President Joe Biden last fall when it was surrounded and followed by former President Donald Trump’s supporters on a Texas highway have filed multiple lawsuits over the events that transpired that day. The suits target people who were allegedly following and harassing the bus, as well as local law enforcement for not helping after assistance was requested, according to those on the bus.
The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday against at least seven members of the so-called “Trump Train,” who followed the bus, claims the group violated the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 and Texas law by organizing a “politically-motivated conspiracy to disrupt the campaign and intimidate its supporters.” The Klan Act prevents groups from joining together to obstruct free and fair federal elections by intimidating and injuring voters, or denying them the ability to engage in political speech.
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As I reported in January, one of the organizers of the Capitol riot was also behind the attack on Biden’s bus.
At the time of incident, Sen. Marco Rubio celebrated the attack, declaring, “We love it.”
On the eve of the 2020 election, Trump declared that the FBI should not investigate the attack, saying, “Those patriots did nothing wrong.”
Trump had earlier tweeted a video of the incident, writing “We love Texas!”
Fox host Jeanine Pirro praised the attackers as “ordinary Americans taking the election into their own hands.”
The day before the attack, Trump Junior posted a Twitter video in which he said, “It’d be great if you guys would all get together, head down to McAllen and give Kamala Harris a nice Trump Train welcome.”
Then-Texas Republican Party chairman Allen West called video of the incident “fake news.”
BREAKING: Wendy Davis, Democrats sue Trump supporters who allegedly followed and harassed the Joe Biden campaign bus in Texas for political intimidation:https://t.co/IPAxgBH9I1
— Kate McGee (@McGeeReports) June 24, 2021