Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) defended Canada’s “Freedom Convoy,” the continuing protest led by Canadian truckers who’ve pushed again in opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“The government is pissed off at truckers for supposedly affecting people’s ability to earn a living,” Boebert wrote on Twitter.
“Did they forget they’ve been doing that the past two years? ” she added, referring to ongoing pandemic-related restrictions.
The authorities is pissed off at truckers for supposedly affecting individuals’s capacity to earn a residing.
Did they neglect they’ve been doing that the previous two years?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 11, 2022
The convoy, comprised of a minority of the nation’s truckers who’ve retaliated after the United States and Canada agreed to COVID-19 vaccine necessities for truckers to re-enter the nation by land, has continued to garner headlines amid issues that organizers and teams have been concerned with white nationalist contingents, QAnon, and different far-right teams.
Boebert is among the many Republicans in Congress who’ve cheered anti-vaxxers who are main the Canadian truckers’ protests.
Boebert’s remarks got here as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced that the blockades on the U.S.-Canadian border are inflicting “real harm” on either side.
“I also spoke with @DrewDilkens, the Mayor of Windsor, about the illegal blockade of the Ambassador Bridge. We’re committed to helping the Mayor and the province get the situation under control,” he stated.
He added: “Finally, I briefed the leaders of the opposition parties on the current situation and the latest developments. I stressed how important it is for all Members of Parliament, from every party, to denounce these illegal acts – and to call for an end to these blockades. They’re harming the communities they’re taking place in – and they’re hurting jobs, businesses, and our country’s economy,” he stated.
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