A Texas man has proudly said on-line that he was the one who “slammed” right into a tour bus on Friday driven by volunteers for the marketing campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Video of the incident went viral over the weekend after a parade of vehicles with flags supportive of President Donald Trump surrounded the campaign bus on I-35 North between San Antonio and Austin.
On one occasion within the video, a white car being driven by members of the marketing campaign and one of the other vehicles collide.
The truck’s driver, Eliazar Cisneros, has since taken credit score for the incident in a post on Fb.
“That was me slamming that fucker…” Cisneros wrote. “Hell yea.”
Cisneros additionally celebrated the truth that his car made it out of the incident totally unscathed.
The car driven by the volunteers, nonetheless, sustained some noticeable damage, in keeping with images posted on social media.
A debate has raged on-line over what precisely occurred, with some arguing that the volunteers’ car tried to enter the truck’s lane with the intention to get behind the bus. Others declare the truck purposely swerved.
In subsequent feedback on Fb, Cisneros denied being liable for what occurred however admitted that he “reacted” to the tour bus.
“I reacted as a result of how he was operating to run me off the highway,” Cisneros asserted.
The Every day Dot reached out to Cisneros over Fb for remark however didn’t obtain a reply by press time.
The controversial incident solely garnered extra consideration after Trump praised the caravan in a publish on Twitter.
“I LOVE TEXAS!” the president tweeted.
Tariq Thowfeek, Texas communications director for the Biden marketing campaign, blamed the parade of automobiles in a statement on Saturday for placing the volunteers “in harm’s way.”
“Instead of interacting in productive dialog concerning the drastically and completely different visions that Joe Biden and Donald Trump have for our nation, Trump supporters in Texas were determined to place our employees, surrogates, supporters, and others in harm’s way,” Thowfeek stated.
When questioned by the Texas Tribune concerning the matter, the Republican Reps of Texas denounced what they claimed have been attempts “to paint conservatives as violent radicals” by the media before pointing the finger at unrelated Black Lives Matter protests.
Whereas no arrests have been made yet after the volunteers called 911, CNN is now reporting that the incident is being investigated by the FBI.
The incident will not be the 1st time that Cisneros has made headlines for such politically-motivated habits. Cisneros used the identical truck in September to drive through a protest in San Antonio in an effort to get demonstrators “off the highway.”
“I didn’t need to harm anyone,” Cisneros stated on the time. “, get off the road, get on the sidewalk and protest no matter what you might be protesting on the sidewalk. Keep safe.”