In a video released on Monday, “Freedom Convoy USA 2022” organizer Kyle Sefcik told President Joe Biden to “end the mandates” as he and fellow truckers head to Washington, D.C. for a protest coinciding with President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
Sefcik is also a Maryland gubernatorial candidate.
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Sefcik said in his video, “We are coming peacefully, and we’re going to do this lawfully and constitutionally. I want the rest of the world to know our plans, so there’s no lying about who and what we are.”
“On behalf of Freedom Convoy 2022, we are asking you to end the state of emergency. End the mandates once and for all,” Sefcik said, directing his remarks at Biden. “Sir, the world is watching us because they know if what’s happening in Canada happens to us here in the land of the free, then freedom as we know it is gone.”
Biden’s State of the Union speech is scheduled for March 1, and that is when the “Freedom Convoy USA 2022” protesters are planning to be in D.C.
To show how respectful he and his movement are, Sefcik said he even “pulled a permit from the National Mall” for the protest.
On his website, Sefcik’s political ideology is shown as “unaffiliated.”
“Freedom Convoy USA 2022” is one of several groups protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“Freedom Convoy” protests worldwide have drawn attention as they have been cracked down on in Canada, where organizers were arrested after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act.
However, on Wednesday Trudeau revoked the Emergencies Act saying, “The situation is no longer an emergency. We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are sufficient to keep people safe.”
Washington, D.C. is also looking to secure the city in the face of protests, requesting help from the National Guard and seeking tow trucks to remove the protesters’ vehicles if need be.
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The Political Insider reported this week, “In addition to the National Guard troops, Fox reports that tow trucks are also being hired.”
“In a phone interview with Fox News, the owner of one towing company whose trucks have already been spotted near the Capitol stated that the city of Washington D.C. had hired the company specifically for the trucker convoy and to clear illegally parked vehicles,” The Political Insider noted.
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