As truckers in the U.S. prepare to drive across the country into Washington D.C. in solidarity with the Canadian Freedom Convoy, one Democratic congressman has suggested that authorities should “impound” the vehicles of the anti-vaccine mandate protesters and then give them away to businesses that are compliant with the government mandates.
Gallego’s suggestion comes after the mayor of Ottawa Jim Watson suggested confiscating vehicles from freedom protesters in Canada and selling them, thus taking away their livelihoods.
Respondents on Twitter noted that with his suggestion Gallego is essentially sanctioning illegal search and seizure:
Nothing new about this, as US police are already seizing cash and assets of ordinary citizens, just by claiming without any court action or judge, that the proceeds are part of a drug transaction. If police seize it, and claim it, no proof is needed.
Got unconstitutional fascism?