AOC and Democrats Totally Fake Getting Handcuffed, Arrested by Police at Pro-Abortion Protest

National   |   Micaiah Bilger, Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 19, 2022   |   4:21PM   |   Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. police arrested 17 Democrat lawmakers Tuesday for illegally blocking traffic during a pro-abortion protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court. But AOC and other Demcorats staged some pretty phony political theater by pretending to be handcuffed.

The lawmakers remained defiant after their arrests, expressing anger at the Supreme Court for overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24. As a result of the ruling, more than a dozen states are protecting unborn babies by banning abortions, and more are expected to do so in the weeks ahead.

CBS News reports U.S. Capitol police said they issued three warnings to the protesters, including U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, before they began making arrests.

“Demonstrators are starting to block First Street, NE. It is against the law to block traffic, so officers are going to give our standard three warnings before they start making arrests,” the police wrote on Twitter during the protest.

Police said some of the protesters ignored their warnings and sat down on First Street NE outside the Capitol, blocking the road. After multiple warnings, police said they arrested more than 30 protesters, including 17 members of Congress, according to Axios.

But what happened next was completely staged to make themselves look like victims instead of merely being detained and moved away so traffic could resume.

Here’s video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) being led away from the front of the Supreme Court by Capitol Police officers with her hands behind her back as if in handcuffs… but then she raised her fist over her head revealing that the “arms-behind-your-back” look was pure choreographed political theater, before going back to pretending to be in cuffs.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) also tweeted that she was the victim of…the consequences of her own actions. Despite being “arrested” and walking away — not even escorted by a police officer in the video she shared below — with her hands behind her back, until she too raises a fist in defiance revealing there are no cuffs.

The U.S. House lawmakers who were arrested were: Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts; Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier and Sara Jacobs of California; Ilhan Omar of Minnesota; Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey; Andy Levin and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan; Jan Schakowsky of Illinois; Madeline Dean of Pennsylvania; Cori Bush of Missouri; Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; Alma Adams of North Carolina; and Veronica Escobar of Texas, Axios reports.

Afterward, Schakowsky bragged about her arrest on Twitter, writing, “Today, I am making good trouble. #bansoffourbodies.” She also shared a video showing an officer leading her away.

Meanwhile, Speier told journalists to “stay tuned” when asked about their future plans to protest the Supreme Court ruling, according to the report.

MLive reports most of the lawmakers are members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus; abortion activists with the group CPD Action also participated in the protest.

Pressley’s spokesperson Ricardo A. Sánchez told Patch that the congresswoman decided to participate in “civil disobedience” to protest the “cruel” abortion ruling.

“Today, Congresswoman Pressley joined her colleagues and grassroots advocates for a non-violent civil disobedience to protest the Supreme Court’s cruel and callous decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip away abortion rights for everyone who calls America home,” Sánchez said.

He confirmed that she is in the custody of Capitol Police.

Since 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions in the U.S. under Roe v. Wade. The infamous ruling forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions for any reason up to birth.

In the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling on June 24, the Supreme Court justices overturned Roe and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Thirteen already have done so, although some have been blocked by court orders, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.

The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 120,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.