AOC is among Dems of Congress including fellow Squad members ARRESTED
Smirking AOC and Ilhan Omar are arrested outside SCOTUS during Roe v Wade protest and then MOCK cops by pretending they’ve been cuffed: Squad members are among 34 nabbed for blocking traffic
- Ocasio-Cortez was seen walking escorted away by police with her hands crossed behind her back, as if she were in handcuffs, but she was not
- Others arrested include Reps. Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Cori Bush, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Katherine Clark
- A total of 34 arrests – 16 of them members of Congress – were made at the demonstration Tuesday, according to Capitol Police
Progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and other Democratic members of Congress were arrested outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Ocasio-Cortez was seen walking escorted away by police with her hands crossed behind her back, as if she were in handcuffs, but she was not. At one point she uncrossed her hands and raised her fists to the other protesters.
Omar was also seen in footage walking alone with her hands crossed behind her back as if she were handcuffed, though she was not.
Other members seen being detained by officers include include Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., Jackie Speier, D-Calif., Sarah Jacobs, D-Calif., Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Andy Levin, D-Mich., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Jan Schakowksy, D-Ill., and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-Calif.
Abortion rights protesters have gathered outside the Supreme Court nearly every day since the overturning of Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June.
A total of 34 arrests – 16 of them members of Congress – were made at the demonstration Tuesday, according to Capitol Police.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez smiles as police escort her away from the protest
Ocasio-Cortez is escorted by police away from the protest. She has her hands behind her back, as if she were handcuffed, but she is not
The congresswoman is pictured with her hands behind her back, but she is not in handcuffs
At one point, she uncrossed her hands and raised a fist to the protesters
Members of Congress raise their fists after being arrested during a pro-choice protest
Protesters have been gathering outside the Supreme Court almost every day since the overturning of Roe
Full list of Democrats who were arrested protesting at Supreme Court
Bonnie Watson Coleman
About two dozen members of Congress were protesting outside the high court when police told them over a megaphone that they were participating in ‘illegal demonstration activity.’ ‘Cease and desist or you will be arrested,’ police warned.
‘It is against the law to block traffic, so police are going to give our standard three warnings before they start making arrests,’ Capitol Police tweeted ahead of the incident.
‘I’ve just been arrested at the Supreme Court protesting the horrendous overturn of Roe v Wade. This is the time to stand up, speak out, and not shy away when seeking justice and equality,’ Maloney wrote on Twitter after the arrest.
‘The Supreme Court will not stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won’t stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice. We got us,’ Rep. Cori Bush wrote on Twitter.
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe and tossed the abortion decision back to the states and Congress, Ocasio-Cortez called on pro-choice advocates to get ‘into the streets’ to express their outrage at the court’s ‘illegitimate’ decision.
Late last month she suggested that conservative justices should be impeached and went after her own party for having a ‘weak strategy’ on fighting Republican efforts to restrict abortion.
‘The Supreme Court has dramatically overreached its authority. We had two conservative senators in the United States Senate, Senator Manchin and Senator Collins, come out with a very explosive allegation that several Supreme Court justices misled them during their confirmation hearings and in the lead-up to the confirmation,’ Ocasio-Cortez said on NBC News’ Meet the Press.
‘There must be consequences for such a deeply destabilizing action and a hostile takeover of our democratic institutions. To allow that to stand is to allow it to happen.’
Asked if such misstatements warrant impeachment proceedings, she replied: ‘I believe so. I believe lying under oath is an impeachable offense.’
Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are detained during an abortion rights protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court
Democratic congresswomen are detained for their part in an abortion rights protest
Rep. Ilhan Omar chats with Rep. Rashida Tlaib after the pair were arrested during the protest
Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., speaks to the press while detained protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade
Rep. Cori Bush speaks to press after she was detained
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and AOC speak with reporters from a zoned-off portion of lawn between the Capitol and Supreme Court
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