Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., held nothing back in an exclusive interview on Thursday when he said, “I hope the truckers do come to America and I hope they clog up cities.”
While discussing the Canadian Freedom Convoy, the Kentucky-based congressman, who is also a physician, praised the idea of a similar action taking place in America. “Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country, from slavery to civil rights,” stated Paul.
Estimated to be the largest trucker protest in history, the Freedom Convoy of Canada consists of almost 50,000 truck drivers congesting public roads in protest of the country’s Covid mandates. Sen. Paul may not have to wait long to see his wish come to fruition.
Recent reports suggest that American truckers are gearing up to mimic our northern neighbors by starting their own caravan of freedom fighters this weekend, beginning in California near the Super Bowl, and ending in Washington D.C.
Defending the right to medical autonomy, Paul said that the truckers, “Just want to do what they want to do,” and that it’s “their own business.” Furthermore, the medical physician proclaimed that health care “used to be” a private decision between a patient and their practitioner.
Recently, a handful of Democrat governors have repealed their Covid mandates amid increasing resistance. Providing an explanation for why that is, the senator stated, “What they’re finding is, moms and dads are upset.” Regardless of political affiliation, “everybody’s upset,” and “annoyed that their little kids have to be in a mask,” said Paul.
Sen. Paul has been one of the fiercest opponents of lockdowns, mandates, and Dr. Anthony Fauci over the past two years. In a January interview after a vigorous debate between the two, Paul told Laura Ingraham that he thinks Fauci has “forgotten” that it is the American people who employ him.