AOC Pretends to be Handcuffed; 17 Members of Congress Detained by Capitol Police Outside of SCOTUS

Image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) -- Twitter video screenshots. The Freedom Times compilation].

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared to pretend to be handcuffed on Tuesday when she was escorted away by Capitol Police during a pro-abortion Supreme Court protest.

Other members of Congress were also detained by law enforcement for blocking traffic outside the Supreme Court at the demonstration.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen being walked away by an officer alongside another protestor with her hands crossed behind her back, both of which had green bandanas, with the color being associated with the pro-abortion group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights and pro-abortion protests across the country, Hannah Nightingale at The Post Millennial reported.

US Capitol Police said that demonstrators had illegally blocked First Street NE, which runs alongside the Supreme Court and the Capitol Building. They said that three warnings had been issued, and made arrests, with the street being cleared just after 1:30 pm.

17 members of Congress were detained: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Cori Bush (D-MO), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Madeleine Dean  (D-PA), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Andy Levin (D-MI), Alma Adams (D-NC), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).

Rep. Cori Bush claimed that the SCOTUS “will not stop us”.

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