Political theater, complete with pantomime.
Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and fellow “Squad” mates Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Cori Bush (D-MO), Rashida Tlaib (R-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) were shooed away by Capitol Police on Tuesday for blocking traffic outside of the Supreme Court during a planned “civil disobedience” abortion protest.
Some of the congresswomen were arrested —but AOC went the extra mile and pretended to be handcuffed.
Video footage shared by The Daily Signal’s Doug Blair and Bernadette Hassan captures the moment AOC is escorted off by police —and the New York City Rep appears to be handcuffed until she gives up the act and raises her fist.
Strategist Greg Price commented on the video.
“She pretends to be handcuffed, raises her fist in a salute, and then goes back to pretending to be handcuffed”
Watch the clip below:
She pretends to be handcuffed, raises her fist in a salute, and then goes back to pretending to be handcuffed 😂😂 https://t.co/BLFT0D3k1V
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 19, 2022
More video was shared from the scene —you may want to skip it if you have a weak stomach for theater.
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 19, 2022
— Lynese Wallace (@lynesewallace) July 19, 2022
— Bernadette Hassan (@bernadetteh1776) July 19, 2022