U.S. Congressman Calls For Seizing Big Rigs Belonging to Truckers Convoying to D.C.
Washington, D.C. — As truckers are set to begin one of the numerous upcoming convoys to Washington, D.C., a United States congressman is calling for the confiscation of their big rigs.
In a Tweet in response to a Beltway media outlet article entitled: “Police Monitor Trucker Convoys Threatening to Block Roads Around DC,” House of Representatives member Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) offered his take.
“Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business,” he wrote.
Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business. https://t.co/1pHURh0hbr
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) February 22, 2022
When one commenter took him to task by Tweeting, “How about the government seize your house and give it to a minority family who needs one? And of course, you’re still liable for the mortgage and taxes.”
Rep. Gallego, who is a member of the left-wing Progressive Caucus, simply responded, “How is my house gonna block traffic?”
The Congressman was first elected to the House in 2014 and represents the 7th District of Arizona which includes parts of Phoenix, Glendale, and Tolleson.
Rep. Gallego’s comments are eerily similar to those of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, who last weekend called for the big rigs of the truckers who protested in Canada’s capital to be “confiscated” and sold to help the city recoup policing, and other expenses, incurred during the weeks-long demonstration.
Meanwhile in the U.S., federal, state and local law enforcement agencies have indicated they are “monitoring” the looming trucker convoys.
Of the multiple convoys planning to reach the D.C. area in the weeks ahead, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) is not aware of any which intend to protest at the Capitol Building or White House.
Nevertheless, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) will reportedly once again be erecting fencing around the Capitol.
In addition, late Tuesday the Defense Department approved the deployment of 700 National Guard troops.
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