Regardless of how you feel about the abortion issue, stunts like these are why AOC is a great addition to Congress — if not for the entertainment value alone!
It was indeed a stunt Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left Democrats pulled on Tuesday when Capitol Police pretended to arrest the lawmakers as they protested for abortion rights outside of the Supreme Court building.
Capitol Police confirmed they had made 35 arrests, including 17 members of Congress, citing violations of laws against crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.
WATCH: Several @HouseDemocrats were arrested by @CapitolPolice Tuesday at a protest against the SCOTUS ruling to overturn the federal right to abortion.@RepMaloney, @NydiaVelazquez, @RepAOC, @RepSpeier, and @RepBonnie were among those seen.
READ: https://t.co/6lyJkNhLNZ pic.twitter.com/EHFd2A9kQP
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 19, 2022
The group of progressive lawmakers staged a civil disobedience performance in protest of a recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which empowered states to regulate the abortion procedure.
The stunt caused a social media firestorm, especially after videos of AOC’s “arrest” showed the socialist lawmaker pretending to be handcuffed as if she’s a civil rights hero on the front lines of battle.
.@AOC has just been escorted by police away from the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/F9DOoLq8yJ
— Douglas Blair (@DouglasKBlair) July 19, 2022
Video footage of the stunt clearly shows AOC being escorted by police, but she was not detained with handcuffs or any other shackle for that matter. The New York Democrat was merely playing pretend, like Jussie Smollett did, to symbolize the act of being detained without actually having to experience it.
All for the cause!
Other lawmakers in attendance were: Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez, Jackie Speier, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alma Adams, Cori Bush, amongst others.
The Supreme Court will not stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won’t stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice.
We got us. pic.twitter.com/wDHzptEYiQ
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 19, 2022
That’s about $1 million in taxpayer cash down the drain so private security could protect the ‘Squad’ as they pretend to risk their freedom for abortion rights.
One striking observation about this list of far-left lawmakers is the states from which they all come. With the exception of Rep. Cori Bush, who hails from Missouri, every lawmaker involved in the Supreme Court stunt on Tuesday represents a state with legalized abortion.
The stunt caused a massive stir on social media and the group of crisis actors was resolutely mocked in a bipartisan fashion, starting with Tucker Carlson’s hilarious monologue on Tuesday night.
Tucker Carlson mocks how AOC and Ilhan Omar were led away by police in imaginary handcuffs. pic.twitter.com/Q9HMOxW1vu
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 20, 2022
Popular satirical ‘news’ outlet, Babylon Bee, also roasted AOC in a hilarious story about her so-called arrest.
AOC Sits In Invisible Police Car Awaiting Transport To Invisible Jailhttps://t.co/LB01TmCsWo
— Kyle Mann (@The_Kyle_Mann) July 19, 2022
We have to hand it to her, AOC knows how to get people talking.
Good or bad (always bad), right or wrong (always wrong), the socialist lawmaker has the media by the balls — and she knows it.
Author: Ann Taylor
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