Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky is “all for” trucker convoys happening in the United States.
The GOP senator spoke about the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” during his Thursday interview with The Daily Signal after an NBC News report that a trucker convoy could form for this weekend’s Super Bowl in LA–and possibly come to Washington, D.C., for the State of the Union address in March.
“I’m all for this,” Paul said. “Civil disobedience is a tradition in our nation, from civil rights to slavery, you name it. Peaceful protests, clogging things up, it makes people think about these mandates.”
“And some of it, we began,” he said. “We put the mandates on truckers coming over the border from Canada so they had their mandates, and the truckers are angry. They are riding in the cab by themselves for eight or 10-hour long hauls, and they want to do whatever they want. It is their own business.”
That’s the way health care was before, Paul said, stressing that health care choices used to be “your own business” between a person and his or her doctor.
“I hope truckers do come to America,” he stated, asked how he believes Washington would deal with such a convoy.
“It would be great, but the thing is, it would not stop the city down because the government workers have not come to work in two years anyway,” Paul said. “I don’t know if it will affect D.C. It would be a nice change. We would actually have some traffic.”
Paul criticized Nancy Pelosi for closing down the U.S. Capitol for “God knows what reason,” stressed that both in-person tourism have dwindled in America’s capital.
“I hope they clog up the cities,” the Kentucky GOP members said about the truckers. “And we are seeing a break right now. Several Dem governors are now relinquishing.”
“What they are finding is, dads and moms are upset about this,” the senator said. “They are not only Republican. Everybody’s angry about this. They are annoyed that their children have to wear a mask.”