Matt Strickland, an Iraq War veteran, is a business owner and candidate for state senator in Virginia.
Strickland owns Gourmeltz, a restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
On Friday Virginia state sheriff’s deputies and police entered his establishment and told him they were shutting him down.
Strickland refused to shut down during the pandemic two years ago. He had to feed his family and did not want to lose his business.
On Friday the police were sent in to shut him down.
Matt writes on Twitter, “Help me end this tyranny.”
Help me end this tyranny folks. No longer can you comply to stay comfortable. Fight back no matter the cost and help me save our country. 🇺🇸#standwithstrickland https://t.co/t7s70ZwICl
— Matt Strickland (@MattForVA) December 5, 2022
💯 The owner of @Gourmeltz, @MattForVA; 39-year-old U.S. Army veteran, refused to comply with mask, social distancing and other mandates by continuing to operate the restaurant even with his food and alcohol licenses suspended by the state. #ampFW https://t.co/OY5XyFvBEt
— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) December 3, 2022
In July TGP’s Joe Hoft interviewed Matt Strickland about the tyranny he has faced by public officials in Virginia.
Matt Strickland, Army Vet Who Fought in Iraq and Afghanistan Came Home and Faced COVID19 Tyranny in Virginia (Interview)
This man .@MattForVA kept his business open during Covid and ignored the mandates, so the state suspended his licenses and just raided his business. pic.twitter.com/OWeHyI8dTQ
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) December 5, 2022