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Rep. Ruben Gallego says protestors’ trucks should be ‘impounded’ and given away

Arizona Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego tweeted Tuesday his support for the idea of seizing trucks which are blocking highways near Washington, D.C., and giving them to smaller trucking businesses.

“Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business,” Gallego wrote in response to a news report warning that a convoy of truckers could shut down the highways surrounding the nation’s capital.

Several organizations have planned to start trucker convoys in various cities across the U.S., including Washington, D.C., as a protest against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.

One of the “Freedom Convoy” organizers, Bob Bolus, announced plans to clog Washington freeways and disrupt traffic in the city like a “boa constrictor.”

“That basically squeezes you, chokes you, and then swallows you,” Bolus said. “And that’s what we’re going to do to D.C.” Gallego’s comments follow remarks made by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson expressing his intent to sell trucks impounded following the Freedom Convoy protests.

“I’ve asked our solicitor and our city manager, how can we keep the tow trucks and the campers and the vans and everything else that we’ve confiscated, and sell those pieces of equipment to help recoup some of the costs that our taxpayers are absorbing,” Watson said Saturday. “So that’s one of the provisions of the Emergency Act, and we have been a beneficiary of the Emergency Act.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH 

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: THEPARADISE.NG

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