The Mysterious Right-Wing Group Funding the Trucker Convoy - 2022-02-24
A rowdy convoy of truckers is descending on the Beltway outside of Washington, D.C., presenting itself as an organic reaction to mask and vaccine mandates. But the official group bankrolling all that diesel is far from a grassroots organization devoted to truckers.
As of Wednesday, the conservative dark-money organization American Foundation for Civil Liberties and Freedoms had raised $464,731 for "the People's Convoy"—as the protesters have branded themselves. That amount has nearly tripled over the last few days, and is expected to climb significantly over the coming weeks.
According to the AFCLF, which has also pushed false claims about the 2020 election and raised money for election deniers, "100% OF THE DONATIONS GO TO SUPPORTING THE CONVOY!"