A ‘People’s Convoy’ of 1,000 US truckers is reportedly gearing up to head from California to DC.
According to a report on Newsmax, the protest against COVID-19 mandates is scheduled to begin before the end of the month — but the exact start date was not provided.
Eric Bolling spoke to convoy organizers Brian Brase and Maureen Steele who announced that the protest will not rely on big tech companies for fundraising, as GoFundMe shut down the fundraiser for the Canadian convoy and GiveSendGo was hacked after hosting it.
“We have been able to really garner some of the best and brightest on our team to make sure that this convoy goes off without a hitch. We have a logistics specialist, tacticians, we’re ensuring we have fuel. We’ve brought on Exemplar Financial, which has seven offices throughout the country with lawyers and accountants that are overseeing our fundraising to make sure that’s buttoned up,” Steele said.
The organizer added, “our funds are not going to be able to be frozen or hijacked.” The group intends to protect the funds by having them placed in an escrow account.
Pilot Josh Yoder also appeared in the segment as organizers say that airplane pilots will also be participating in the convoy.
The organizers claim that they have 1,000 truckers ready to participate “right out the gate,” but that it will likely grow as it moves from California to DC.
“I think you’re going to see it grow as we move across the country,” Brase said. “Initially, we’ve projected potentially a little over a thousand trucks right out the gate to start.”
According to a Rasmussen poll published this week, the majority of Americans say that they would support a trucker protest in the US.
Would you support a US-based trucker convoy protest?
Yes – 54%
No – 38%https://t.co/XsTXJ2B8Lw#breakingpoll@JustinTrudeau #CanadaTruckers pic.twitter.com/Qi8SDQulZJ
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) February 15, 2022
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