Rand Paul said he hopes trucker protests “clog up cities,” including during Super Bowl and in DC

Asked by The Daily Signal about his thoughts on the convoy and the potential for it to spill over into Los Angeles, home of Sunday’s Super Bowl, or into the nation’s capital, Paul said Thursday that “it’d be great” if the anti-mandate, truck-inspired protests popped in the United States to “clog things up.”

“I’m all for it,” Paul, a longtime opponent to masking and vaccine mandates, told the conservative media outlet. “Civil disobedience is a time-honored tradition in our country, from slavery to civil rights, to you name it. Peaceful protest, clog things up, make people think about the mandates.”

He added: “I hope the truckers do come to America, and I hope they clog up cities.”

Paul’s office did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.

The convoy in Canada, which started as a protest of US and Canadian rules requiring truckers crossing the border to be fully vaccinated, has disrupted the capital of Ottawa as part of a broader movement…

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