During an interview with the Daily Signal on Thursday, Republican Senator Rand Paul urged the trucker convoys to come to the United States to “clog up cities.”
“I’m all for it,” Paul said to The Daily Signal. “Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country, from slavery to civil rights, to you name it. Peaceful protest, clog things up, make people think about the mandates.”
“And some of this, we started,” the Senator continued. “We put [COVID-19] mandates on truckers coming across the border from Canada so they put mandates on, and the truckers are annoyed. They’re riding in a cab by themselves, most of them for eight, 10-hour long hauls, and they just want to do what they want to do. It’s their own business.”
“It’d be great, but the thing is, it wouldn’t shut the city down because the government workers haven’t come to work in two years anyway,” Paul said. “I don’t know if it’ll affect D.C. It’d be a nice change. We’d actually have some traffic.”
“I hope the truckers do come to America,” he went on to say. “I hope they clog up cities.”
While discussing the ongoing protests, Paul said people are creating a “break in the dam” against Democrat’s COVID-19 restrictions.
“Several Democratic governors are finally sort of relinquishing,” he explained. “What they’re finding is, moms and dads are upset about this. They’re not just Republican. Everybody’s upset about this. They’re annoyed that their little kids have to be in a mask.”