Senator Ted Cruz believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau abused his power by using the Emergencies Act to bring an end to the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa.
Speaking to Rebel News reporter Jeremy Loffredo, who has been embedded with the People's Convoy, the American version of the Freedom Convoy that was seen in Canada, the Texas senator said that governments across the world have been overstepping their authority.
“I think we have seen government officials in countries all over the world abusing power,” the Canadian-born Texas senator said. “Whether it was Justin Trudeau or Joe Biden, they're both abusing their power and it's wrong.”
Cruz told Rebel News that it is imperative to speak up for individual liberty, and that the Freedom Convoy represented not just Canadians, but people worldwide who have grown tired of restrictions placed on personal freedoms.
“When the Canadian truckers gave voice to their frustrations, they spoke for the people of Canada, but they also spoke for Americans, they spoke for people all over the world and that was powerful,” Cruz said of the near month-long protest. “We saw a pattern, that has been repeated over and over again, of government reaching out to their buddies in Big Tech and demanding they use their power to try to silence dissent.”
Rebel News previously reported how Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson directly campaigned to GoFundMe to have the truckers' $10-million fundraiser pulled. “We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity,” a statement from GoFundMe shared by CTV News said at the time.
Trudeau also warned of the danger of foreign funding before invoking the never-before-used Emergencies Act to address the convoy protest in Ottawa. Border blockades in Coutts, Alberta and Windsor, Ontario, however, had been cleared by police prior to Trudeau's use of the Emergencies Act.
“We saw the government officials demanding of GoFundMe that they essentially go steal $10 million from the truckers,” Cruz stated. “We saw in the United States, Jen Psaski at the White House press room reach out and demand of Spotify that it pull down Joe Rogan for daring to even ask questions about the COVID orthodoxy.”
“That abuse of individual rights is wrong and we ought to speak out for freedom across the globe,” the senator concluded.
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