A massive Freedom Convoy of truckers is heading from Los Angeles to the nation’s capital in time for President Biden’s State of the Union address on March 1, Breitbart reports.
Kyle Sefcik, the organizer of the Freedom Convoy USA 2022, said they want to send a message to the president.
“We want to be there for that and tell the president we’re here,” Sefcik told WUSA.
“This doesn’t even need to happen,” he added. “If the president said, ‘Mandates are over and the state of emergency is over. Let’s get back to the world and let’s do our thing,’ then we’re not even coming.”
So far, around 38,000 people have signed up fro the convoy.
And, despite authorities in Washington, D.C. putting a fence up around the Capitol, the organizer said they aren’t planning to go there.
“The United States Capitol Police and the United States Secret Service have been closely working together to plan for the upcoming State of the Union,” the Capitol Police said in a statement. “The temporary inner-perimeter fence is part of those ongoing discussions and remains an option, however at this time no decision has been made.”
Instead, he said trucks and motorcycles will head to the White House near the National Mall while Christian bands and pastors speak near the Washington Monument.
“We have to get the attention in the most peaceful way and this is our way of doing it,” Sefcik explained. “Do we want to stop businesses from being able to be open and people being able to get to work and school? No. We don’t want to cause this at all which is why we’re telling the president ahead of time to end this now. We don’t even have to come.”
Bob Bolus, a trucking company owner in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is also organizing a convoy headed to D.C.
“We will be along the Beltway where the Beltway will be shut down,” Bob Bolus told Fox 5 DC. “I’ll give you an analogy of that of a giant boa constrictor. That basically squeezes you, chokes you and it swallows you, and that’s what we’re going to do to D.C.”
He added, “There will be a lane open for emergency vehicles, they’ll be able to get in and out and all that. We will not compromise anybody’s safety or health, one way or the other. As far as if they can’t get to work, geez that’s too bad.”