On Sunday, not long after the FBI announced that it would open an investigation into the so-called “Trump train” of vehicles that allegedly surrounded a Joe Biden campaign bus in Texas and attempted to run it off the road as it was heading from San Antonio to Austin, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested that the real victims in the incident were the Trump supporters.
Specifically, Gaetz said on Twitter that the FBI would “look for any reason to target Trump supporters.”
If you needed any further proof that the FBI will look for any reason to target Trump supporters…https://t.co/TirIEkORrD
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) November 1, 2020
President Donald Trump has also defended the actions of his supporters in the Texas incident. On Sunday, he posted this tweet:
In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong. 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! https://t.co/of6Lna3HMU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2020
But it was Gaetz that received most of the pushback from social media for his claim that the FBI was targeting Trump supporters:
In Matt’s defense, he has a lot of experience swerving a when he’s behind the wheel so it might seem normal to him.
— Hot Dog Meat (@porknwhiskey) November 2, 2020
Reckless endangerment for political purposes fits exactly within the definition of domestic terrorism. An FBI investigation is 100% appropriate.
— lespaceplie (@lespaceplie) November 1, 2020
Deliberately hit the intern’s car. That’s vehicular assault. Since the local police won’t act, the FBI can move in. I applaud them for stepping up here, and shame on the Texas police for letting this go.
— Arcturus SaDiablo (@ASadiablo) November 2, 2020
Party of law and order🙄 but what do we expect from a guy who’s daddy got him out of multiple duis
— Wheels (@wheels021) November 1, 2020
Oh… let me see if I understand this … it’s now legal to try to run a bus off the road and smash into another car, just because?
Good to know. #GaetzIsATool
— KelShel pt2 (@ShelKel2) November 2, 2020
What is clear as day is Matt Gaetz and Trumpublicans have embraced Radical Right Wing Terrorism. Systemic Racism wrapped in a Christian flag is the fuel behind their movement.
— RDH (@realDerekHardy) November 1, 2020
Much like his political savior, Matt Gaetz also needs to be defeated at the ballot box and sent packing ASAP.
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