ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez is being dragged for “pretending to be handcuffed” when Capitol Police arrested her during an abortion rights protest.
Capitol Police arrested several Democratic Congressmembers, including members of “The Squad,” on Tuesday at a protest against the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade ruling on the House steps in Washington DC.
AOC was taken away with her arms placed behind her back, acting as if she was handcuffed; however, video from the scene showed her raising her fist in defiance.
Critics heckled the New York congresswoman on social media, mocking her for “breaking her fake handcuffs.”
“Dude, she pretended like she was handcuffed? 🤦♂️,” one person tweeted.
Another critic wrote: “Is she just holding her hands behind her back to pretend she has handcuffs on? Haha.”
“Why is she holding her hands behind her back like she’s handcuffed when she’s very clearly not?” wrote a third person.
A fourth Twitter user blasted AOC, tweeting: “AOC PRETENDS to be handcuffed in arrest protesting Supreme Court — then raises her fist, breaking her fake handcuffs CLOWN WORLD LOL.”
A total of 34 protesters, including 16 members of Congress, were arrested for Crowding, Obstruction, or Incommoding, Capitol Police said.
Other Congress members arrested included Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velazquez, Jackie Speier, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, Madeleine Dean, Barbara Lee, Katherine Clark, Sara Jacobs, Rashida Tlaib, Andy Levin, Alma Adams, Veronica Escobar, Ilhan Omar and Jan Schakowsky.