House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) says she is monitoring reports of a trucker freedom convoy planning to arrive in Washington, D.C., ahead of President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
The convoy, following the lead of Canada’s Freedom Convoy that shut down the capital of Ottawa for three weeks, hopes to bring thousands of truckers to Washington to protest the Biden administration’s handling of the pandemic.
“We are monitoring the situation closely but deferred to the USCP, which is in charge of security,” Drew Hammill, spokesperson for Pelosi, told Fox News.
I SEE YOU: US’ own ‘Freedom Convoy’ heading to DC has not escaped Pelosi’s attention https://t.co/HBxpUlnZsn
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 22, 2022
U.S. Capitol Police have prepared by putting up a fence around the Capitol building ahead of Biden’s speech.
“The United States Capitol Police and the United States Secret Service have been closely working together to plan for the upcoming State of the Union,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement Friday.
“The temporary inner-perimeter fence is part of those ongoing discussions and remains an option, however at this time no decision has been made.”
Meanwhile the Southern border is wide open leading to an invasion of our country. Build the wall on Southern border!
Capitol police considering constructing temporary fence around Capitol ahead of the State of the Unionhttps://t.co/gwg1mELrRe
— J J.🇺🇸 (@JJYS0913) February 19, 2022
The events also come as Biden deals with Putin’s aggression toward Ukraine that continues to reveal his foreign policy weaknesses.