Kentucky Republican US Senator Rand Paul gets the honor…..
Participants in the self-styled “Freedom Convoy” are expected to flood Ottawa for a third straight weekend in what Ontario Premier Doug Ford called a “siege” as he declared a provincial state of emergency. Protesters have also blocked several U.S.-Canada border crossings, affecting industries on both sides of the border.
Yet when Paul was asked about his thoughts on the convoy and the potential for it to spill over into Los Angeles, home of Sunday’s Super Bowl, or into the District, he said “it’d be great” if the anti-mandate demonstrators came to the United States to “clog things up.”
“I’m all for it,” Paul, a longtime opponent to masking and vaccine mandates, told the Daily Signal, a conservative outlet, on Thursday. “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.”
He added, “I hope the truckers do come to America, and I hope they clog up cities.”…
Paul acknowledged to the Daily Signal this week that while he didn’t know what effect a trucker convoy would have on D.C., he supported any potential efforts anyway.
“It’d be nice change,” he said. “We’d actually have some traffic.”