“Will your distribution of wealth be done at gunpoint?”
Source: Steve Watson
As truckers in the U.S. prepare to drive across the country into Washington D.C. in solidarity with the Canadian Freedom Convoy, one Democratic congressman has suggested that authorities should “impound” the vehicles of the anti-vaccine mandate protesters and then give them away to businesses that are compliant with the government mandates.
Democratic representative Ruben Gallego of Arizona tweeted a response to the headline “Trucker convoy could shut down DC Beltway tomorrow.”
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“Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business,” Gallego wrote:
Gallego’s suggestion comes after the mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson suggested confiscating vehicles from freedom protesters in Canada and selling them, thus taking away their livelihoods.
“This is costing a small fortune for the taxpayers of Ottawa,” Watson claimed, adding “That’s one of the reasons why under the Emergencies Act, 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? So that’s one of the provisions of the Emergencies Act, and we have been a beneficiary of the Emergencies Act.”
Respondents on Twitter noted that with his suggestion Gallego is essentially sanctioning illegal search and seizure:
Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business. https://t.co/1pHURh0hbr— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) February 22, 2022
Also known as theft https://t.co/2bKRgbYHgG— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 22, 2022
Siding with foreign dictators. https://t.co/l2gAPWlDBr— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 22, 2022