The Tea Party truckers are riding down the socialist highways on the Capital Beltway in protest of the evil government, which their party has shut down. ‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ are clogging up traffic. The irony: Republicans blame Democrats for the shutdown, while angry tea party truckers are shutting down the highways while people are trying to get to work.
The founder of the event, batshit crazy Zeeda Andrews said as many as 3,000 big rigs to the nation’s capital may show up, but only 30 participants made an appearance as of 10 a.m. but the numbers could possibly grow.
A CBS local affiliate reports, “Andrews insists the convoy is meant to be a peaceful protest rather than a traffic clog. The organizer said Thursday that reports of the trucks planning to take up three lanes of the Beltway were inaccurate, and that they should only occupy one lane of traffic.
But WNEW’s John Domen, who began following the trucks early Friday morning also they drove north along Interstate 95 and onto Interstate 495, said trucks were taking up all four lanes of the Inner Loop of the Beltway in Annandale, Va., and had slowed to 10 mph, blocking traffic from getting by.”
A Virginia State Police officer approached the small convoy of butthurt truckers just before 9:00 a.m. and pulled over one truck to the shoulder. Then the other three trucks also pulled over to the side. Police gave the drivers a warning.
The tea party trucks then resumed their drive along the Beltway at about 40 mph, taking up three right lanes and letting traffic by in the far left lane. The posted speed limit for the entire 64-mile length of the interstate is 55 mph, according to CBS.
A police officer just pulled over a truck doing 10 mph in left lane. Everyone pulled over with him. Beltway should move free again
— John Domen (@JDonWNEW) October 11, 2013
An organizer for the Tea Party truckers is interviewed by Greta Van Susteren:
This is going to be so much fun. By fun, I mean to point and laugh at. While he’s trying to distance himself from controversial figures within the group of angry white truckers, the founder is completely nuts.
He adds that bikers may join them. Oh joy.
Follow John Domen on Twitter for news on the tea party highway hoedown. He’s following them.
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