White House prepares for reported trucker convoy this week across several US cities
Convoys of truckers are reportedly planning to embark on several U.S. cities this week, including the nation's capital.
The White House says the administration has a planned response if that happens.
"We've actually been monitoring this closely,” says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. “The Department of Homeland Security and the administration are tracking reports of a potential convoy that may be planning to travel to several U.S. cities, including Washington, D.C. We have been working, including from Dr. Liz Sherwood-Randall here, as well as our Homeland Security Department, with closely with our federal, state and local partners to continuously assess the threat environment and keep our communities safe."
The Department of Defense says it’s considering a request for the National Guard to help law enforcement in Washington, D.C.
One group in New Jersey says it’s planning to gather next week and start traveling around the state, while others will be traveling through New Jersey and head down to D.C.
Truckers are protesting COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates.