The Freedom Convoy has been getting a lot of attention in Ottawa, but it’s had protests across the country including a blockade in Coutts, Alberta, on the border with Montana. On Monday, the truckers also started a blockade at the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit, Michigan, and Windsor, Ontario.
— 401_da_sarpanch (@401_da_sarpanch) February 8, 2022
Now, this is one of the major points of egress/ingress between the countries. So, blocking it is pretty significant. They have a lane open for emergencies.
A reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the Freedom Convoy and the trucker blockage, noting that the bridge trade is connected to about a quarter of U.S./Canada trade. What steps were being taken to address this, the reporter asked. Psaki’s response was something else. She claimed that the “sporadic congestion” was not related to vaccine mandates.
Psaki tries and fails miserably at gaslighting on hero Canadian truckers— dismissing their MASSIVE protest as “sporadic congestion and blockages” and “not related” to the vaccine mandate
They think you’re stupid. pic.twitter.com/NniTOHMtb4
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) February 8, 2022
What are they trying to sell people? The protests and the blockage are related to “vaccine mandates.” Plus, she tries to claim that the U.S. vaccine mandates have been implemented with “no disruptions” — yet another lie. They’ve greatly disrupted all kinds of industries, not to mention the supply chain. Even the federal courts have noted the severe imposition that Biden’s mandates cause. Americans are not going to buy this steaming pile of horse hockey.
“We of course support, as you know, the right to freedom of speech and protest, but while we do see some of these congestions due to protests, it is clear that those disruptions have broadened in scope beyond the vaccine requirement implementation,” Psaki claimed. If this were true, then she wouldn’t feel the need to lie about the nature of the protests.
“We support their rights to freedom and speech and protest but…” There should never be a “but” after that in the United States. The reason that she lies about it is that they don’t want the same thing to happen here. Too late, as we reported, American truckers are already planning on it.
It’s also happening in places around the world including the Netherlands, Austria, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. But the White House doesn’t want Americans to get how international that unhappiness is, or even how many Americans are objecting to the mandates that Biden has championed.
Too late, people are awake and seeing it, and that’s one of the reasons Joe Biden’s approval rating is in the toilet. The Democrats also know they have the midterms coming up, and they are trying to disassociate themselves from the anger at things like school mask mandates. But it’s too late — they’re permanently nailed with being the party pushing for these things.