The trucker convoy did eventually come to D.C. sort of, as they spent Sunday protesting high gas prices by doing laps around the Beltway.
People waiting on overpass for the ‘Freedom Convoy’ to arrive as they make two loops around the DC beltway today before returning to their camp in MD. pic.twitter.com/EjaRBDwe1S
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) March 6, 2022
The irony of truckers supposedly protesting gas prices by driving around in circles in trucks that a few miles to the gallon was not lost on observers:
Doing laps around DC's Beltway in 7 mpg semi-trucks is a pretty strange way to communicate one's outrage about high fuel prices.
— Luke O'Brien (@lukeobrien) March 6, 2022
According to Republicans, truckers were going to blockade the Super Bowl, but they never showed up. The truckers bailed on blocking Biden’s SOTU. Then the truckers were going to the White House, but they decided not to at the last second. Finally, we were told that they would protest by coming to D.C., but they drove around on the Beltway a couple of times and then called it a day.
The trucker convoy has been a massive failure for the Republican Party and right-wing media. The widespread outrage that they were hoping to stoke doesn’t seem to be out there.
The convoy is the same crew of Trump extremists who are still mad that they lost in 2020 and really have no idea what they are protesting about. They’re just a bunch of mad white people, and they want the rest of us to know how angry they are.
Biden’s approval rating is rising. The Russians are committing war crimes in Ukraine. The world has important problems right now, so America is out of time for a bunch of Tucker Carlson watching Trump supporters who don’t want to wear masks.
If the trucker convoy is a preview of GOP strength, Republicans could be in trouble this November.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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