Several House Democrats were reportedly arrested during a protest outside the Supreme Court over its decision to overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade.
A video showed a police officer leading Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) away from the protest. And at the same time, the New York Congresswoman held her hands behind her back as though she were handcuffed.
However, as she walked, Ocasio-Cortez eventually raised one fist in solidarity with other protesters.
Watch the video below:
AOC pretended to be in handcuffs when she was escorted away from the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/QnUP4ZQWxX
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 19, 2022
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was also seen appearing to pretend to be handcuffed.
She was seen walking with her hands behind her back, similar to Ocasio-Cortez, but also eventually raised one fist.
Oh my gosh Ilhan also faking handcuffs this is the best day. https://t.co/S8qhZf9w7d
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) July 19, 2022
A tweet from Omar’s account read, “Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court. I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights.”
Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court.
I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights! ✊🏽pic.twitter.com/rpFYOGBDf4
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 19, 2022
Check out some of the reactions below:
Is it just me or are there actually no handcuffs? https://t.co/o9TV4EmzjG
— Brandi Kruse (@BrandiKruse) July 19, 2022
Note the handcuff pose, abandoned only to raise her fist in the air. The queen of gestures. https://t.co/48S5OyiiE6
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 19, 2022
I like how she pretends to be handcuffed, forgets, does the clenched fist and then goes right back to pretending to be handcuffed.https://t.co/WN581MwCww
— Ben Sixsmith (@BDSixsmith) July 19, 2022
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) July 19, 2022
She's pretending to be handcuffed, does a power fist, and goes back to pretending to be handcuffed. https://t.co/4aNVsX4F4z
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 19, 2022
And now for her next trick, Representative Smollett will pretend to be handcuffed https://t.co/IigHdAnUnA
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 19, 2022
The play-acting martyrdom of the entitled woke Left https://t.co/jONANtQaym
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) July 19, 2022
Same Democrats who rail on inequality in the justice system are pretending to be handcuffed and will likely face no consequences whatsoever. https://t.co/WUeZMHwWKE
— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) July 19, 2022
Why is she pretending like she’s handcuffed 🥴🥴 https://t.co/vY1E477Y8l
— Jordan Rachel (@TheJordanRachel) July 19, 2022
They just want to date her https://t.co/U3YzwRE07A
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) July 19, 2022
Hahahaha SHE’S PRETENDING TO BE HANDCUFFED https://t.co/EpaXQJmXwP
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) July 19, 2022
Must be invisible handcuffs https://t.co/e8zwxTAd3N
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) July 19, 2022
The protest comes nearly a month after the Supreme Court ruled, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
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