Democratic Representatives. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, and Ilhan Omar both of Minnesota were caught blocking traffic at the Supreme Court.
Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, as well as Reps. Cori Bush of Missouri and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and other members of far-left group known as “the squad” were arrested at a pro-abortion protest Tuesday afternoon. At least 17 members of Congress were arrested.
Video showed Ocasio Cortez and Omar being taken from the group of police officers. Ocasio Cortez was seen placing her hands behind Omar’s back, as though she were being handcuffed. She then raised her right hand and made a fist seconds after.
“She’s pretending to be handcuffed, does a power fist, and goes back to pretending to be handcuffed,” writer Noam Blum tweeted.
She pretends to be handcuffed and does a power fist before going back to handcuffing. https://t.co/4aNVsX4F4z
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 19, 2022
“Is … is she pretending to be handcuffed?” Washington Examiner columnist T. Becket Adams asked.
“Her pretending to be handcuffed is just spectacular,” National Review’s Charles Cooke said.
Omar shared a Twitter video showing her arrest. The video shows her holding her arms behind her back, as though she were in handcuffs. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Says She Was Going To Physically Assault Comedian Who Commented On Her Body)
“Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court,” she said.
“I got arrested once with invisible handcuffs too,” Greg Price joked in response. “I stand with you, girl.”
“Ilhan Omar is placed in invisible handcuffs that still allow for full range of motion,” Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh said.
Ilhan Omar is placed in invisible handcuffs that still allow for full range of motion https://t.co/TEXimfYKMJ
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 19, 2022
Bush posted a picture on Twitter with five fellow members of Congress after the arrests.
The Supreme Court won’t stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won’t stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice,” Bush said.