A federal law enforcement agency should stop investigating President Trump’s supporters in Texas and investigate serious crimes instead, the president said.
The president expressed disappointment with the FBI after learning it is examining whether Trump 2020 campaign supporters broke the law during a convoy protest on the Interstate 35 Highway between San Antonio and Austin on Oct. 30.
“In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter.
The president believes there is no need to waste taxpayer money on political confrontations leading up to the general election, and authorities should focus more on extreme anarchist protesters and other national security matters.
“Instead, the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA, who run around burning down our Democrat run cities and hurting our people,” he wrote.
The remarks came after ABC-affiliate KVUE-TV released an official statement from the FBI that an investigation is underway.
“FBI San Antonio is aware of the incident and investigating,” the FBI said in a statement shared on Twitter. “No further information is available at this time.”
The BL previously reported the Biden 2020 campaign team complained that several cars surrounded them and tried to “stop the bus.” Because of the confrontation the team decided to cancel all campaign events “out of an abundance of caution.”
“Rather than engage in productive conversation about the drastically different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our country, Trump supporters in Texas today instead decided to put our staff, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” Biden campaign communications director Tariq Thowfeek said in a statement obtained by The Hill.
There was no major incident reported except for one minor collision that led some Democrats and left-leaning media to accuse the president’s supporters of trying to intimidate Biden voters.
Naomi Narvaiz, a Texas Republican Party official in San Marcos, said Trump supporters were showing support for the incumbent after learning Biden’s campaign bus would be in town.
“I did not see anyone being overly aggressive,” she told the Texas Tribune. “We do not want any of the values or policies that the Democratic Party is embracing … we do not want any of those in Texas.”
The president initially responded to the convoy by sharing a video of the protest with his 87.3 million social media followers and declaring his affection for the Lone Star State.
“I love Texas,” he said on Twitter.