Biden Campaign Workers Sue ‘Trump Train’ Members For Swarming Bus On TX Highway

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 02: Pink light illuminates the side of a campaign bus before Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a drive-in election eve rally on November 2, 2020 in ... PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 02: Pink light illuminates the side of a campaign bus before Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a drive-in election eve rally on November 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, remains ahead of President Donald Trump by about six points, according to a recent polling average. With the election tomorrow, Trump held four rallies across Pennsylvania over the weekend, as he vies to recapture the Keystone State's vital 20 electoral votes. In 2016, he carried Pennsylvania by only 44,292 votes out of more than 6 million cast, less than a 1 percent differential, becoming the first Republican to claim victory here since 1988. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 24, 2021 6:56 p.m.

Biden campaign workers and former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis filed two lawsuits on Thursday alleging that they were harassed by members of a “Trump Train” while driving through Texas last year.

One of the lawsuits alleges that at least seven members of the so-called “Trump Train” that followed the Biden campaign bus 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.”

Another lawsuit targets law enforcement who allegedly “turned a blind eye to the attack” by failing to “provide the (Biden campaign) bus a police escort,” despite calls for help.

The plaintiffs in both lawsuits include Davis; David Gins, who was a staffer on the Biden campaign and now serves as deputy director for operations for Vice President Kamala Harris; Eric Cervini, who volunteered for the Biden campaign; and Timothy Holloway, the driver of the Biden campaign bus.

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In their complaint, the plaintiffs recalled that Trump supporters “terrorized and menaced the driver and passengers on the Biden-Harris Campaign’s bus” for at least 90 minutes on Oct. 30. The plaintiffs also claimed that the defendants yelled death threats and were “bragging about their aggressive driving.”

“They played a madcap game of highway ‘chicken,’ coming within three to four inches of the bus,” the lawsuit alleges, referring to the defendants. “They tried to run the bus off the road.”

The lawsuit also alleges that the plaintiffs have suffered “ongoing psychological and emotional injury” as a result of the incident.

The Biden campaign canceled an event last October after claiming that its bus was swarmed by Trump supporters on a Texas highway.

The Trump supporters listed in the lawsuit include: Eliazar Cisneros, Hannah Ceh, Joeylynn Mesaros, Robert Mesaros and other unnamed defendants — many of whom were identified through their social media posts of the incident that showed their license plate numbers

Shortly after the incident occurred, then-President Trump appeared to cheeron  the move by his supporters by retweeting a video of the scene and writing, “I LOVE TEXAS!” on his now-deleted Twitter account.

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