We are coming whether they like it or not. We're not asking for impeachment, we're asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office."
Conlon cited the idea of a citizens grand jury – meaning a pool of jurors convened without court approval – as the mechanism for indicting the officials.
"We want these people arrested, and we're coming in with the grand jury to do it," he said. "We are going to ask the law enforcement to uphold their constitutional oath and make these arrests. If they refuse to do it, by the power of the people of the United States and the people's grand jury, they don't want to do it, we will. ... We the people will find a way."
Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker who is handling logistics for the protest, told U.S. News tractor-trailer drivers will circle the beltway "three lanes deep" as he rides with other participants to Congress to seek the arrest of congressmen for allegedly disregarding the Constitution.
Conlon and Andrews say Obama committed "treason" by allegedly funneling weapons to al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria. Members of Congress who support arming Syrian rebels, Conlon said, are accessories to the alleged crime. He identified House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as politicians he will seek to arrest for alleged acts against the Constitution.
It's almost certain that anyone attempting to "arrest" a member of Congress would be arrested themselves for attempted kidnapping.
reply to post by Sublimecraft
While sympathetic to their cause, I cannot help but think these truckers are being enticed into a trap. This outrage is being actively provoked by the Obama administration.
reply to post by MystikMushroom
Out of interest, is there a legal right in the US for a citizens arrest of a congressman/woman for breaching the constitution?
I am unfamiliar with constitutional law in this regard.
Has it ever happened before?
I think the feds will do anything it takes, and use whatever force is necessary
What is blowing my mind away is the blatant complacency I am seeing in some of the reactions here...
"Oh, what you are doing is the wrong way to do it...you need to go through the courts to do it..."
"Oh, I don't think this is the right way to do it..."
Heavily paraphrased, btw.
The situation we are in requires *something* to happen.
Without it, nothing will change, other than a steady progression along the path we are already on.
I wish I could join these men. I wish more people shared the sentiment and the dream.