Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz braved left-wing cancel culture by riding with the “People’s Convoy” near Washington, D.C., this week, becoming one of the few politicians to step up in support of the truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Cruz tweeted a video of his ride with the convoy on Thursday with a caption reading, “Thank you to every trucker who is standing up for freedom for every man, woman, and child in America!”
Thank you to every trucker who is standing up for freedom for every man, woman, and child in America! pic.twitter.com/DJeoHtWEXy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 10, 2022
The senator also grabbed a mic and spoke to those gathered.
“What the men and women want here is for the government to leave you the hell alone,” he told the crowd.
As Ted Cruz was framing what the freedom convoy protesters want for the “not all that bright” media, a man answered loudly, “Free the January 6th prisoners!” pic.twitter.com/Beb9t6nlKg
— PatriotTakes ?? (@patriottakes) March 10, 2022
Cruz happily posed for photos with members of the convoy.
Cruz will be riding in one of the trucks for today’s convoy. pic.twitter.com/7Q8bp2SrYc
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 10, 2022
Another national figure who has shown support for the truckers is Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson. Both Johnson and Cruz met with representatives of the truckers on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.
The truckers are protesting against mandates forcing them to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to ply their trade. They maintain that since they often spend their workdays alone in their trucks, vaccine mandates make little sense for them.
That isn’t even to mention how un-American it is for the government to think it has the power to tell citizens what sort of medical procedures they must endure as a condition for holding a job.
The protesters took precautions after witnessing the near-fascist reaction to a truckers’ convoy by government authorities in Canada.
To avoid President Joe Biden falsely using emergency powers to make mass arrests of peaceful protesters — as was seen in Canada last month — the People’s Convoy has not driven into D.C. itself. Instead, it has spent several days circling the Beltway area.
To underscore the fear that Biden would crack down on the protest, he called up 400 members of the National Guard a week ahead of the truckers’ arrival in Washington.
Leftists tout Americans’ freedom to protest government — as well they should. The People’s Convoy personifies the tradition of peaceful political protest.
Unlike the “protests” launched by liberals, however, it has not been accompanied by any violence, property damage or destruction. Unlike Black Lives Matter and other radical anti-American groups, without these truckers, America would be in serious trouble.
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