Fences up: Biden State of Union speech is March 1, as truckers start their engines for cross-country convoy

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Fences will go back up around the U.S. Capitol in anticipation of the days ahead — the arrival of a U.S. truckers’ convoy in the nation’s capital and Biden’s first State of the Union address.

While all 535 members of the House and Senate are invited this year to attend the speech in person, none will be able to bring guests, and all will be required to wear a “FDA-authorized, KN95 or N95 mask that completely covers the nose and mouth,” according to the House Sergeant-at-Arms. All members attending must also submit to a Covid-19 test on Feb. 28 and provide a negative result by speech day, March 1. Those tests are being given to members at the Capitol Visitor Center.

Meanwhile, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will allow the indoor mask mandate in Washington, D.C. to expire on Feb. 28. That change will not apply to the Congress, however.

Last year, Biden addressed a joint session of Congress on April 28, but it was not labeled a State of the Union Address.

Read: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to President Joe Biden to address the Congress on March 1.

On Friday, U.S. Capitol Police released a statement about security preparations for the Freedom Convoy:

Law enforcement agencies across the National Capital Region are aware of plans for a series of truck convoys arriving in Washington, DC around the time of the State of the Union. As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity. The USCP is closely coordinating with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Park Police, the United States Secret Service and other allied agencies to include the DC National Guard.”

Later in the day, the police updated its advisory to include news about the fence:

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 temporary inner-perimeter fence is part of those ongoing discussions and remains an option, however at this time no decision has been made,” the Capitol Police reported. The fence was also installed around the Capitol in advance of a protest on Sept. 18.

Organizers of the truckers’ protest known as the People’s Convoy are saying the trucks will leave California on Feb. 23, heading east on Interstate 40. It crosses the country as far as Virginia.

“American truckers are launching The People’s Convoy, a peaceful and unified transcontinental movement, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from the Adelanto Stadium in Southern California. Starting at 10:00 a.m., hundreds of truckers will hear words of encouragement and blessings from a group of speakers including FLCCC [Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance] President Dr. Pierre Kory and Godspeak Church Pastor Rob McCoy,” according to a press release from the group on Sunday. “The truckers and blue-collar workers of the United States will be joined by freedom-loving supporters from all walks of life – frontline doctors, lawyers, first- responders, former military servicemen and women, students, retirees, mothers, fathers and children – on this peaceful and law-abiding transcontinental journey toward the east coast. The truckers encourage one and all to come out to the stadium in the heart of Adelanto, California to wish them well, see them off and join in the journey.”

The convoy schedule, subject to change, has the convoy arriving on March 5 in the nation’s capital. Other convoys are also being planned, including some that will take a northern route. The American Truckers Freedom Fund is connecting truckers with a convoy in their region.

Read the People’s Convoy press release here.

29 COMMENTS

  1. Will Ray Epps be there to encourage peaceful protestors to charge into the capital? Or will the FBI have other people doing that? Most likely other people. We all know about Ray Epps and others that were government paid instigators.

  2. Only a tyrant who has lost the consent of the governed needs walls and fences. We the People declare our independence from this perverse democracy in DC..

      • That’s the best you have, Frank?
        And it is richly ironic, coming from the coward who NEVER responds to any challenges or rebuttals of his consistently radical leftist BS.
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        Anyway, only anti-privacy authoritarians, like you, are bothered and offended by anonymous speech, which has a long and well-defended history in this country, going back even to well before the War of Independence. The truth of what of a statement is unrelated to whether the name of the one stating it is public knowledge. That is a self-evident logical point with which you seem unfamiliar. But then again, it is well recognized, as well as self-evident, that logic is not the forte of you radical leftist authoritarians.

      • What evidence do we have that your name is Frank Rast? Nothing.
        Jefferson may actually be named Jefferson, or it could be fake. Who knows, who cares?
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        The point is what information does the commenter bring to the discussion. Is it childish? Or does it provide questions for debate? Does it attack, or does it rebut? What the person’s name really is makes no difference whatsoever.
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        Unless you are planning to confront or attack this individual.

      • What makes you so sure of your continued well-being if america crashes and burns ceasing her existence. That statement of yours is as arrogant as one i heard yesterday that the american christian church will never go underground that the patriots never will allow it. You so sure of yourself, you carved out a hideaway? You be better off without a united states of america? No, you be facing death and abuse as the rest of us as what happens with any nation torn apart and fallen.

      • Americans did say to lock up up these statesman. This is the closest to locking up america’s leaders in a state prison. Last year thats how d.c looked to me as a state correctional center. They put themselves in prison.

  3. This they can prepare for. Jan 6 they just let happen.

    If Biden tries to do what Fidel Jr did in Canada, it will get very ugly.

  4. “As with any demonstration, the USCP will facilitate lawful First Amendment activity.”

    We shan’t presume anyone is innocent until proven guilty…we’ll be there in advance to make sure your activities are lawful -oh wait, we said “facilitate”…that’s a bit more open-ended, isn’t it?

    In other words, we reserve the right to January 6th anyone who has the guys to show up in DC for the People’s Convoy.

    Thank you, CCP. We’d very much like our country back…

  5. I hope our Congressional Delegation has the good sense to boycott Beijing Biden’s State of the Union address & instead meet with the truckers! The times are changing & those foolish enough to stand with Biden & his Globalist agenda will be swept away. Mandatory masks & testing required to watch a demented, corrupt old man stutter his way through a teleprompted narrative is all the excuse one needs to boycott the “event”. Covidiot theater at its worst.

  6. I can already picture our state’s congressional ‘leadership’ eagerly displaying their virtue at complying with these ridiculous “political science” attendance rules. Why imagine otherwise when over the course of the past two years they have done little to nothing to indicate to the contrary?

  7. Wait a minute here. Who bought and paid for those buildings, and who pays for their upkeep? Oh, that’s right. We do. We own the buildings, and we own the politicians. When did being a politician mean you could hide out in a canton and never interact with your constituents?

  8. What is the Marxist (Biden) going to say? how wonderful everything is? HE IS A LIAR
    Murkowski wil NOT meet with the truckers, neither will Dung. The BUFFOONS have they’re own agenda

  9. Panda Joe is such a unifier — attracting all of these trucks to DC to support his SOTU message. At least that is what the President’s handlers and sycophants are telling him.

  10. Uh, yeah. We’ve seen how the USCP operates. Arrest and imprison dissenting citizens indefinitely–devoid of charges or trials–and let assenting murderers run scott free–devoid of charges and trials.

  11. I would fully expect paid actors (Antifa, Oregon anarchists, etc) to hide amongst the peaceful protesters and then start attacking police and possibly breaching the fences. This happened on Jan. 6th. Security may even let some in to inflict more damage. The mainstream media will then take over and blame it all on insurrectionists and the peaceful protestors. They’ll be easy to spot as they use PTT radios, wear camouflage, and sport brand new bright red MAGA hats (some may even have the tags dangling). Others will wave confederate flags and flash swastikas.

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