Video: AOC Pretends To Be Handcuffed As Police Arrest 17 House Democrats Outside SCOTUS

Last Updated on July 19, 2022

U.S. Capitol Police arrested a group of 17 House democrats protesting outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The Democrats took part in a planned “civil disobedience” protest, pushing back against the recent SCOTUS ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade.

Video footage posted to Twitter shows a grimacing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez pretending to be handcuffed while she is escorted off by police.

.@AOC has just been escorted by police away from the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/F9DOoLq8yJ

— Douglas Blair (@DouglasKBlair) July 19, 2022

Multiple members of Congress, including @AOC, being arrested by Capitol Police for blocking traffic outside the Supreme Court in abortion rights demonstration: pic.twitter.com/fysQN1oBAw

— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 19, 2022

The other politicians arrested include prominent figures in the far-Left movement such as: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.), Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.), Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.), Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).

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The Capitol Police posted to Twitter that they “made a total of 34 arrests for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307).”

UPDATE: We made a total of 34 arrests for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307).

That arrest number includes 16 Members of Congress.

— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) July 19, 2022

Rep. Ilhan Omar defended her act of civil disobedience on Twitter, despite her arrest. “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!” she tweeted.

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! pic.twitter.com/rpFYOGBDf4

— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 19, 2022

The politicians refused to listen to the Capitol Police’s warnings that they will be arrested. The Capitol Police’s Twitter account detailed the chain of events.

“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 Capitol Police tweeted at 1:18 PM EST.

They gave their “standard three warnings” before making the arrests.

We have already given our standard three warnings.

Some of the demonstrators are refusing to get out of the street, so we are starting to make arrests.

— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) July 19, 2022

Video footage posted to Twitter displays the politicians refusing police orders.

About two dozen members of congress protesting in front of the Supreme Court on choice
Police:
“Cease and desist or you will be arrested” pic.twitter.com/31CFfVVxQs

— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) July 19, 2022

Stay tuned to National File for any updates.

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