When it comes to shameless performances of political theatre, few are more accomplished artists than Nancy Pelosi’s cadre of attention seekers in the House of Representatives and on Tuesday afternoon in Washington D.C., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may have outdone herself.
During a pro-abortion demonstration in front of the Supreme Court, AOC along with fellow “Squad” members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush were among Democrats who were arrested for blocking traffic during a staged event that was guaranteed to draw media coverage and, outside of the arrests of members of Congress, it was just another one of the public temper tantrums that have been staged for years since the Women’s March on the weekend of former President Trump’s inauguration.
But leave it to Ocasio-Cortez and Omar, the ethically challenged Minneapolis congresswoman to embellish their being led off by police to falsely present the image that they had been handcuffed which while suckering the gullible leftist media was quickly spotted by astute observers who exposed it as the Jussie Smollett-style hoax that it was.
Not only were no actual handcuffs visible in videos of the incident, but the smirking socialist diva gave the game away when she thrust her fist in the air, demonstrating that she is either a magician or a liar with the latter being an art form that she has mastered during her tenure in Congress.
I love how AOC goes from pretending she's handcuffed to raising her first at the 10-second mark as if she's fighting the power (even though she *is* someone in power) and then back to pretending to have cuffs on pic.twitter.com/lmMpiHcqyO
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 19, 2022
The Bronx firebrand’s Somali-born crony also played it up for the cameras, tweeting and playing the victim while mistakenly leaving her own thrusted fist in the video excerpt, essentially outing herself as a phony.
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 U.S. Capitol Police confirmed that 17 congressional Democrats were among those arrested but they were back out on the streets faster than the Colbert 9.
Correction: We made a total of 35 arrests for Crowding, Obstructing or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307).
That arrest number includes 17 Members of Congress.
— U.S. Capitol Police (@CapitolPolice) July 19, 2022
Responses to AOC’s latest outrageous scam flooded Twitter.
“so you faked being handcuffed to keep lying to women?” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has feuded with her socialist counterpart wrote. “Abortion is legal up until birth in NY, but your voters can’t afford groceries and crime is out of control.
“Desperate isn’t a good look on you,” she added. “Go back to your Insta makeup tutorials, you’re actually good at those.”
.@AOC so you faked being handcuffed to keep lying to women?
Abortion is legal up until birth in NY, but your voters can’t afford groceries and crime is out of control.
Desperate isn’t a good look on you.
Go back to your Insta makeup tutorials, you’re actually good at those. pic.twitter.com/LYsQU75ZfB
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) July 19, 2022
More reactions to the handcuff hoax:
AOC: Prison changed me
Ma'am, you didn't go to prison
AOC: I still experienced what it was like to be arrested
Ma'am, you weren't arrested
AOC: I had handcuffs on
Ma'am, you were not cuffed
AOC: WHY DO YOU WANT TO DATE ME?
— LB (@beyondreasdoubt) July 19, 2022
It's over. We got her. pic.twitter.com/VwDGXArMto
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 19, 2022
Modern left-wing politics is just theater kids doing re-enactments of 1968 forever.pic.twitter.com/G3Cp72vqJz
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) July 19, 2022
Journos: “It’s unclear if Ilhan Omar is Houdini or just a playacting liar.”
— Mike Palicz (@Mike_Palicz) July 19, 2022
And then the cop “cuffing” her yelled “this is MAGA country!”
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 19, 2022
My 2 year old daughter just came into the room crying and asked: “Daddy, why would Biden send the secret police to handcuff and curb stomp AOC? She was just spreading democracy.”
I had no answer. I just flipped a table in absolute rage
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) July 19, 2022
Nothing like pretending you’re under arrest when you’re not. Gotta leave it to AOC to play the optics game.
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) July 19, 2022
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) July 19, 2022
Ilhan Omar and AOC performed fake handcuffs because they knew the media would do this: https://t.co/zXlRYAOnPr
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) July 19, 2022
The Smollett sisters have members of the media dutifully pushing their lies. Omar & AOC faked being in handcuffs. https://t.co/lg8T72De6g
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 19, 2022
Maybe instead of a representative. She could have been a actor.
— Tim Paszkiewicz (@PaszkiewiczTim) July 19, 2022
She’s smirking and quite pleased
— Julie H Wright✝️⭐️⭐️⭐️🥋 (@juliew38138) July 19, 2022
Also reportedly arrested were Reps. Barbara Lee of California, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib , BLM activist Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Rep. Jackie Speier of California, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Veronica Escobar of Texas, Rep. Sara Jacobs of California, North Caroline Rep. Alma Adams, New Jersey Rep. Bonnie Watson, New York Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Rep. Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania and Rep. Andy Levin of Michigan, the only male member to be detained.
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