San Antonio lawmaker reacts to AIM billboard in interview with local CBS affiliate
October 11, 2023
A San Antonio lawmaker says he was harassed at his home Wednesday morning.
According to State Rep. Philip Cortez, the demonstrator was hired to deliver a message. It happened at about 11 a.m. on the city’s southwest side.
Video shows a truck parked in front of Cortez’s driveway. The driver blocked Cortez’s vehicle and blared pro-school choice messages on a digital screen.
“To me, this is out of bounds,” said Cortez. “Any time you come to an elected official’s home, and you harass their family and their neighbors, it’s unacceptable.”
Police were called. The driver told officers she had to park in front of the lawmaker’s home or she wouldn’t get paid, according to Cortez.
“The driver was flown in from Florida,” he said. “She told that to law enforcement.”
The hired demonstrator also had a list of addresses, Cortez says.