The Biden Administration’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has now approved the use of hundreds of members of the national guard against a potential protest by truckers in Washington, D.C.
As The Daily Wire reports:
President Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has reportedly approved requests for 700 National Guard members to deal with at least three trucker convoys headed for the nation’s capital.
According to the National Guard Bureau, Austin approved requests for roughly 400 members of the D.C. National Guard and 300 members from outside of the District of Columbia; the Bureau said none of their members will carry firearms “or take part in law enforcement or domestic-surveillance activities,” ABC News reported, adding, “Officers from Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department will increase patrols on Feb. 22 through March 5, shortly after the State of the Union, according to an internal MPD message obtained by ABC News. The department will also have two rapid response teams ready.”
President Biden is scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address on March 1.
Three convoys have already announced their intentions to travel to the Washington D.C. area: Bob Bolus Towers & Truckers for America, The People’s Convoy, and The American Truckers Freedom Convoy. The Bolus group was planning on leaving from Scranton, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently declared the equivalent of marshal law to crush a similar demonstration in the Canadian capitol, in the process arresting protestors at gun point and unilaterally freezing their bank accounts.