Florida’s Senator Macro Rubio, along with President Donald Trump, applauded the caravan of vehicles that had harassed Joe Biden’s campaign bus in Texas.
At a rally for Trump’s re-election campaign on Sunday night at Miami’s Opa-Locka Executive Airport, Rubio spoke to videos showing a group of vehicles, many Trump flags and other memorabilia surrounding a Biden campaign bus traveling from San Antonio to Austin on Friday on I-35.
The caravan forced the Democratic campaign to cancel some stops on Biden’s “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” bus tour for safety reasons.
“I saw a video of these people in Texas yesterday,” Rubio told a large, mostly maskless crowd. “Did you see it? All the cars on the road, we love what they did.”
The Florida senator continued, “We do that every day in Florida. I love watching the boat parades. We thank all the great patriots.”
Earlier, the President of the Texas Caravan had applauded in a tweet on Saturday, saying, next to a video of the event, “I LOVE TEXAS!
Responding to the caravan’s concerns, journalist Tony Plohetski tweeted that the FBI had confirmed on Sunday that it “knows about the incident and is investigating it. This prompted Trump to defend his supporters in a statement on Twitter.
“In my opinion, these patriots have done nothing wrong,” Trump twittered. “Instead, the FBI and the judiciary should investigate the ANTIFA terrorists, anarchists and agitators who run around burning our Democrat-ruled cities and hurting our people!
On Monday, Trump also stated that the news of the FBI investigation was “WRONG.
“That story is WRONG,” Trump tweeted. “They didn’t do anything wrong.”
Trump and Rubio’s support for the Caravan comes as many are expressing concerns about possible voter fraud, oppression and intimidation, especially in the swing state of Florida.
The state has experienced allegations of “blatant” voter oppression from Democratic voters after Florida’s voter registration website crashed on the last day of registration. The state also faced concerns about voter intimidation when armed men patrolled St. Petersburg during the elections.
The Trump and Biden Campaigns did not respond in time for publication to Washington Newsday’s request for comment.