The Take Our Border Back trucker convoy is heading to the southern border and the Blaze Originals documentary team is embedded to bring exclusive reporting. Glenn's head writer and researcher Jason Buttrill calls into the radio program with the first of these updates. "This is not a Jan. 6 crowd as of now," he tells Glenn as the convoy prepares to head from Louisiana to Texas. "It's more MLK vibes."
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GLENN: Jason Buttrill.
Who is our chief researcher.
Is on assignment now.
He is with the truckers, as they make their way to Texas.
He is not -- I shouldn't say, he's not supporting the truckers. He is there as somebody to do reporting on it.
The one thing we learned about January 6th, is, hmm.
You don't have cameras there. Oh, they can tell all kinds of stories.
Jason joins us now on the road.
JASON: Hey, Glenn. Thanks for having me.
GLENN: You bet. So tell me what you have so far.
JASON: So we pulled in last night. We're just outside of Baton Rouge, at Denim Springs. About 20 minutes outside of Baton Rouge, so we have about 700 miles to go with them down to the border. They pulled in last night. It was mostly -- I mean, it's kind of hard to describe.
It mostly looks almost like a pep rally.
Like a town voting for another town, in the middle of a basketball game, with a bunch of flags.
A bunch of cars with stuff -- actually looking at a van right now. That says, let it shine. We support the truckers. That's what it looks like so far. There's a few trucks. But the majority of them. This is not a January 6 crowd, as of now.
I'm getting a lot more like, almost like MLK-type vibes from this group.
They pulled in last night. They had like a little debrief meeting.
And they ended in a prayer, and they were saying vehemently, like non-stop, you know, turn the other cheek. If you ever -- if you see anyone trying to rile up the crowd or antagonize you, turn the other cheek. Walk away. That's not what we're about.
That's a very good thing to see from this group so far. Now, I was talking to the road cast. And the guy in charge of crowding everybody. Getting them moving.
He says, he expects the vast majority of the convoy to build up as they're moving toward Texas, moving past.
GLENN: I hope so. I'm seeing this footage, that you recorded last night. Because we're doing a special on this, coming up.
But I'm seeing the footage. And there's more trucks, vans, trucks with trailers. Than there are tractor trailers.
JASON: Yeah. Yes. That's correct. A lot of RVs.
GLENN: A ton.
JASON: Trucks pulling RVs. That's what surprised me. There are just a lot more just regular people that have come to support this. They have taken off work, and they're just driving with them.
But, again, they're expecting the majority of the tractor trailer-style trucks to pick up with them as they kind of move beyond Houston, heading down towards Eagle Pass. Now, they're not actually going toward Eagle Pass. They're staying a few miles away from Eagle Pass. And talking to them. They want to avoid large crowded areas. So they don't want to be accused of blocking traffic. They don't want to be accused of going to places, that they know they will run into, like, any opposition, or anyone specifically trying to antagonize or causing a ruckus.
Whether that be right-wing, left-wing, any kind of wing. They don't want to be a part of that.
They're staying away from those kind of built-up areas.
But we'll see. Right now, it's very -- MLK vibes. But anything can happen, between where we're at now and Baton Rouge. It's 700 miles going closer to the border.
So we'll see how it develops.
GLENN: So where is your next stop? Where can people join?
Have we published the route, or anything like that?
JASON: Yeah. So you can check out the route online. It's -- I think it's takeourborderback.com. It's something like that. And they have the entire route, including details of where they will be holding rallies.
I think they're heading into -- just outside of Austin, but check the website. They're heading just on outside of Austin. That's where they are tonight.
There will be a rally tomorrow there -- and from there --
GLENN: In Austin?
JASON: Just, it's outside of Austin.
So it's not actually inside the city center. Yeah. That would have been bad, and they know that from talking to them.
GLENN: Yeah, that would be a very bad idea. That's San Francisco and Texas.
So, yeah. Yeah.
GLENN: Well, I appreciate it, Jason.
Please, let us know. Any updates along the way. Things you see.
And things you see changing. You're in Baton Rouge, on the ground now, with the Texas trucker convoy.