Rep. Biedermann To Speak at Trump Train Fundraiser on Saturday
Canyon Lake’s Texas House Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-73) will speak at a Saturday “patriot rally” and fundraiser for New Braunfels Trump Train Founder Steve Ceh, whose far-right political activism reportedly cost him his job as a boiler-mechanic field supervisor for The Brandt Companies.
The event is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the River Road Ice House, 1791 Hueco Springs Loop Rd. A $5 entry fee covers live music. Barbecue plates are $15. All proceeds from the dinner benefit the Ceh family.
“We’re also calling it a Trump Train reunion,” according to an event flyer.
Ceh was photographed on the terrace of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 during former President Donald Trump’s “Save America Rally.” There is no proof that the Cehs were part of the insurrectionist mob that overran the capitol building in the wake of that event. Biedermann also attended the rally.
However, Ceh’s New Braunfels Trump Train was front and center during Trump’s recent impeachment trial. In early February, U.S. House impeachment managers played videos showing members of the group trying to run a Biden Bus off I-35 near San Marcos on Oct. 31.
The stunt made international headlines after dozens of vehicles — at least one waving the Confederate flag — swarmed the bus. Members of the New Braunfels Trump Train thought the bus was ferrying then-Vice Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris to campaign rallies between San Antonio and Austin. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating.
Living Blue in Comal County, a local group that frequently criticizes the Trump Train on Twitter, shared this flowchart of texts between members working to coordinate the caravan.
Since then, Ceh and other Trump Train members resurfaced publicly at New Braunfels City Council meetings to block the appointment of Colette Nies, a former candidate for Comal County Precinct 3, to the New Braunfels Housing Authority board of commissioners.
Ceh has hinted he plans to run for New Braunfels mayor. The Trump Train also is vetting candidates for city council.