Breaking: AOC And Ilhan Omar Arrested At Protest Outside Supreme Court; Well, That’s Just What The Media Wants You To Think

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilan Omar pretended to be handcuffed after they were escorted away by Capitol Police, at a protest on Tuesday.

AOC and Omar were at an abortion rights protest at the Supreme Court that was blocking traffic, leading to the Capitol Police taking them away.

Fox News reported:

Video caught Ocasio-Cortez walking away with a policeman holding her and another protester’s arms, smirking, with her hands behind her back in the typical handcuffs pose, yet she wasn’t cuffed. At one point, she raised a fist to the crowd in solidarity, confirming she wasn’t being constrained. Omar also could be seen in a video walking away from the protest with her hands behind her back in handcuffs pose, despite not wearing them.

Ocasio-Cortez, a lightning rod of criticism on the right, predictably lit up Twitter when the image went viral Tuesday afternoon, as critics mocked her for seemingly playing up the drama of her encounter with law enforcement.

As you might guess, Twitter had a field day with this display.

“Her pretending to be handcuffed is just spectacular,” National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke tweeted.

“Is…is she pretending to be handcuffed?” the National Journalism Center’s Becket Adams reacted.

Omar tweeted out the video of her walking in “handcuffs” and wrote, “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!” 

This abortion rights protest at the Supreme Court comes after the ruling on Roe v. Wade.

Many Democrats are unhappy that abortion is now up to the states. 

CNBC reported:

President Joe Biden on Thursday said he would support suspending the Senate filibuster rule to codify the constitutional right to an abortion as established by the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 ruling to Roe v. Wade.

His comments represent critical support for suspending a key procedural hurdle that has thus far prevented Senate Democrats from passing legislation that would make the decision federal law. Current Senate rules require the majority party to muster 60 votes to overcome the minority’s attempt to block the advance of a bill, a procedural action known as a filibuster.

“I believe we have to codify Roe v. Wade into law. And the way to do that is to make sure Congress votes to do that,” Biden told reporters in Spain.

But with the Senate split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, the GOP has been able to use the filibuster rule to stop the slim Democratic majority from approving abortion bills.

“If the filibuster gets in the way, it’s like voting rights, we provide an exception for this,” Biden said. “We require an exception of the filibuster for this action.”

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