Two hours northeast of Los Angeles, Adelanto is primarily known for its prisons. Gabriel Reyes, the city’s part-time mayor – a Republican who runs a small currency trading and marketing business – said the stadium is owned by the city, which used to host soccer tournaments. light baseball, little used except for the annual cannabis festival, “Kushstock.”
“I don’t see us making any money from this,” he said, “but if they all want to fill up at our Arco station and we get that California tax, hey, we’ll say , ‘Thank you!'”
On Wednesday, the mayor’s wife sang the national anthem to the truckers before they departed for their next stop, Kingman, Ariz. Speakers at the rally included Dr. Pierre Kory, a strong supporter of ivermectin is not recommended as a treatment for Covid-19, and Pastor Rob McCoy, a Republican politician and evangelical leader in Southern California who has become known for devising pandemic rules and calling Governor of the state, Gavin Newsom, is “Governor Newssolini.”
“It’s been two years now, and it’s time to open up this thriving economy with no more restrictions,” said event organizer Ms Dundas.
A list of organizations supporting the convoy includes those led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a leader in the anti-vaccination movement, and General Michael Flynn, the administration’s former national security adviser. Trump.
That second group, Project America, combined an effort to challenge Covid-19 policies with the relentless promotion of pro-Trump election conspiracy theories. The group is run by Patrick Byrne, a former Overstock.com executive who, along with General Flynn, is central a strange conspiracy persuade the former president to use the military to seize voting machines in an attempt to stay in power.
Another group, however, American Civil Liberties and Freedoms Organizationis raising money for truckers, hold an event in Los Angeles last summer, when participants promoted baseless claims that there was widespread irregularity in the results of the presidential vote in Michigan.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/23/us/truck-convoy-dc.html A convoy of trucks with far-right links heading to Washington, DC