The “Freedom Convoy” out of Canada has managed to turn heads around the globe. Thousands of truckers protesting Canada’s draconian pandemic rules have created a mountain of controversy.
In response, the Canadian government has cracked down hard on the rebelling convoy, drawing heavy criticism from liberty-minded citizens everywhere.
Now, one U.S. politician is hoping to lend a hand to the embattled truckers.
The convoy has run into serious problems over the past week, starting with Justin Trudeau and extending to the Canadian police. Many claim the response has been frightening, reminiscent of authoritarian regimes.
Trudeau has since been compared to a few of history’s most infamous dictators, and some surveys show his approval rating cratering since the start of the convoy.
As it stands, the Freedom Convoy has been painted into a corner and now they’re facing stiff penalties. Though they have plenty of public and financial support, the government’s power is clear.
In response, Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NV) has introduced a new piece of legislation specifically designed to aid these truckers.
If it’s successful, it would give the protesters a safe port in the storm, so-to-speak. And it would show them that certain politicians in America absolutely support their right to protest.
Via The Daily Wire:
Rep. Yvette Herrell (R-NV) announced over the weekend that she is going to introduce legislation that would grant temporary asylum to Canadian truck drivers that are protesting Canada’s coronavirus mandates.
There have been rumors about an American Freedom Convoy kicking off and possibly heading to Washington D.C. And there are reports of similar protests rising up in other countries as well.
It’s more evidence of the general public’s frustration in regards to what they view as “overreaching” government mandates.
Rep. Herrell lashed out at Trudeau and the Canadian government in a fiery statement:
Justin Trudeau’s heavy-handed crackdown against peaceful protesters in Canada is not the action of a Western Democracy, but that of an authoritarian regime like Venezuela.
Just as we provide asylum for political prisoners, we should do the same for truckers who have been subjected to violence, had their property confiscated, and their bank accounts frozen by a government that is quickly becoming the embarrassment of the free world.
Herrell added that the “innocent Canadian protesters” in question would be offered temporary asylum within the U.S., and said “we cannot be silent as our neighbors to the north are treated so badly.”
It seems like everyone is rising up to help the truckers in one way or another.
Last week, Canadian church leaders ripped Trudeau for his harsh response to the truckers, and issued a boldly-worded letter that resonated with a great many citizens:
The Ottawa protest has presented your government with a wonderful opportunity to meet with and speak to ordinary Canadians lawfully and peaceably requiring the restoration of their constitutional rights.
However, in response to their singing, praying, dancing, candy floss, bouncy castles, speeches about the constitution and outpourings of patriotic love for the country, your government has not only refused to meet with these citizens to hear their concerns, you have insulted, denigrated and lied about them, further dividing a hurting and broken nation.
The Christian pastors further said they “condemn in the strongest possible terms your unprecedented invoking of the Emergency Powers Act,” and labeled these as “tyrannical actions.”
They’re hardly the only political or religious leaders to speak out against Canada’s handling of the Freedom Convoy.
And so long as those truckers continue to stand for liberty and freedom, they’re likely to get plenty of support from high-ranking officials inside – and outside – Canada.
- Republican Yvette Herrell has introduced legislation to grant Freedom Convoy truckers “temporary asylum” in the U.S.
- She accused Canada of acting like “an authoritarian regime” and compared the truckers to “political prisoners.”
- Church leaders recently ripped Trudeau for “insulting and denigrating” the protesting citizens.
Source: The Daily Wire