PHOENIX — An Arizona state senator is encouraging U.S. truckers to shut down this weekend’s Super Bowl in Los Angeles the same way their Canadian highway siblings shut down Ottawa, Ont., these last days to protest against COVID-19 restrictions.
Wendy Rogers, a Republican, wrote on Twitter Monday, “If the Truckers shut down the Super Bowl, it would be part reward for Colin Kaepernick and the kneeling.”
Rogers was referring to the former NFL quarterback’s efforts to protest racial inequality by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before football games.
Rolling Stone magazine called Rogers “a fringe figure, deeply on the far right”.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., appeared on Fox News recently to encourage “Canadian trucker-style protests against public health regulations.”
Paul, however, did not specifically mention Sunday’s Super Bowl game.
Meanwhile, Canada’s public safety minister said Monday that US officials should stay out of his country’s internal affairs, joining other Canadian leaders in pushing back against prominent Republicans who have offered their support for the protests. against the COVID-19 restrictions that have beleaguered downtown Ottawa for more than a year. the week.
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