Tea Party Truckers Plan To Clog DC Traffic, Arrest Congress Reps
Sure, that’s the way to make your point: shut down all traffic and only let people into DC who agree with you. That’s what these conservative truckers are going to try to do.
These truckers are planning a little shutdown of their own, pledging not to haul freight this next weekend, and in a document detailing the event and what it’s about, they target “domestic enemies” like President Obama and John McCain and their list of complaints includes high fuel prices, the claim that “we now support al-Qaeda” in Syria, overregulation, and “the criminals who are responsible for stealing trillions from our country.”
A Georgia trucker named Earl Conlon is organizing the event. and gives some logistics:
The truckers circling I-495 will keep the left lane open for emergency vehicles, Conlon said, but “everybody that doesn’t have a supporter sticker on their window, good luck: Nobody in, nobody out.” The trucks will be going the 55 mile-per-hour speed limit.
D.C. commuters who wish to be allowed past the convoy must have “T2SDA” – an acronym for the event’s original name, “Truckers to Shut Down America” – written on their vehicle, he said.
“It’s going to be real fun for anyone who is not a supporter,” Conlon said, “[and] if cops decide to give us a hard time, we’re going to lock the brakes up, we’re going to stop right there, we’re going to be a three lane roadblock.”
So, either show your support for them, or forget about getting into Washington this weekend.