Sen. Blackburn Goes After Radical Protesters Blocking Roadways in New Bill

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told KWAM Wednesday activists should be slapped with federal charges for blocking public roads or highways.

Blackburn along with Thom Tillis (R – N.C) introduced the Safe and Open Streets Act, which would make it a federal crime if protestors intentionally block major roads and stop traffic flows.

The Tennessee lawmaker said the bill is in response to the recent pro-Palestinian protests breaking out across the country. Many of the demonstrations left drivers stranded in traffic for hours.

“Making this a crime with enforcement and penalties is the right thing to do and sends the right message,” Blackburn told KWAM host Ben Deeter.

Listen to our full conversation with Sen. Blackburn below:

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