The Biden administration is assessing the “threat environment” the Freedom Convoy of truckers in the U.S. poses.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question Tuesday about the thousands of truckers headed to D.C. in time for President Biden’s State of the Union address on March 1.
“We’ve actually been monitoring this closely,” Psaki said. “The Department of Homeland Security and the administration are tracking reports of a potential convoy that may be planning to travel to several U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C.”
It appears the Biden administration is following the lead of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who villainized the truckers in Ottowa and across the country and used the full force of his tyrannical government to shut down their protests.
“We have been working, including from Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall here, as well as our Homeland Security Department with — closely with our federal, state, and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe,” Psaki said. “And our efforts include enhanced intelligence sharing, a Critical Incident Response Plan for the U.S. Capitol, a regional security assessment, and a simulation experiment that developed data-driven recommendations to bolster regional security.”
The White House is “closely monitoring, closely watching, and working with state and local authorities.”