Pentagon expected to OK National Guard for DC in response to convoys.
Facebook may have taken down its Twitter page, but American truckers are poised to hit the gas on their protest convoy to the nation’s capital.
Inspired by the Canadian #FreedomConvoy, American truckers gather in Southern California Wednesday morning to begin a cross-country journey that should place them in the Washington, DC area in early March.
Organizers are hoping to have 1,000 semi-truck drivers in their ranks by Wednesday, when a group calling itself the People’s Convoy leaves Adelanto to begin a scheduled 11-day trek to Washington, D.C. The convoy is expected to arrive in early March, which could disrupt traffic near the Capitol around the March 1 State of the Union address.
Inspired by the Freedom Convoy in Canada, the People’s Convoy protesters insist that “government has forgotten its place” and that COVID-19 vaccination and mask mandates are unconstitutional stretches of power.
As the Omicron surge of the coronavirus has receded across the U.S. and more states begin to lift mask mandates, similar caravans and blockades have started to pop up across the globe.
Among the messages the truckers which to send is a Biden-era classic.
On Tuesday, a small number of truckers began gathering at the Adelanto Stadium, where like-minded conservative groups huddled. Their rigs were decorated with stars and stripes and messages including “Let’s Go, Brandon” — a common phrase to deride President Joe Biden.
Trucker Mike Landis, who said he supports coronavirus safety precautions, said the protest isn’t for the truckers, it’s “for the people — hence the name the people’s convoy.”
“(The) fact is we have a government that tries to push us around,” Landis said. “At this moment, we are living without our Constitution. Our Constitution means nothing right now.”
— Freedom2 (@Kay4Freedom) February 23, 2022
It appears that other convoys will be joining as the big rigs make their journey across the country.
38,000 trucks leaving CA on Friday for DC. PA organizer says his group is leaving tomorrow..Says they’re going to disrupt beltway, but will leave 1 lane open.
The Convoy WANTS joe to know they’re coming, saying he can stop what’s coming right now, by dropping mandates.
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) February 22, 2022
Washington DC plans to greet the convoys with open arm…aments.
The Pentagon is expected to approve the deployment of 700 to 800 unarmed National Guard troops to the nation’s capital, a U.S. official said Tuesday, in the face of trucker convoys that are planning protests against pandemic restrictions beginning next week.
The District of Columbia government and the U.S. Capitol Police are requesting the National Guard assistance. The troops would be used largely to help control traffic and are expected to come from the district’s National Guard and three states, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss aid not yet formally approved.
Here’s hoping that all the truckers have learned from what happened during the January 6th protests and are on the lookout for infiltrators and government agents wanting to entrap and incite.DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.