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Several right-wingers on social media are accusing congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Ilhan Omar of 'faking' being handcuffed after 35 people were detained following a demonstration at the Supreme Court.
On Tuesday, activists were arrested at the Supreme Court by Capitol Police following a demonstration to support legal abortion in the US. This included AOC (D-NY), Omar (D-MN), Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NC), and more.
Videos and photos from the demonstration show several congresspeople being escorted away from the crowd by Capitol Police. In several videos AOC and Omar can be seen walking with their hands behind their back. But upon closer look, it seems no handcuffs are present.
"She was not arrested," conservative commentator Matt Walsh wrote in response to a video of AOC being arrested.
\u201c.@AOC so you faked being handcuffed to keep lying to women?\n\nAbortion is legal up until birth in NY, but your voters can\u2019t afford groceries and crime is out of control.\n\nDesperate isn\u2019t a good look on you.\n\nGo back to your Insta makeup tutorials, you\u2019re actually good at those.\u201d
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8)
In the videos, the congresspeople can be seen waving their fists in the air, continuing to chant, as Capitol Police escort them away.
Members from Omar's team confirmed the representative's arrest on Tuesday and added a statement from her:
"Our reproductive rights are under assault across the country, thanks to an extremist court with little regard for precedent or our basic rights. I will do whatever it takes, including putting my body on the line, to protect our reproductive rights."
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