AOC Denies 'Faking Handcuffs' during Pro-Abortion ‘Arrest’
Ocasio-Cortez bragged about her experience on social media
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) denied faking being in handcuffs despite obvious video evidence of her doing so.
The New York Rep then boasted about getting arrested for fighting for the forced termination of unborn children.
On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez was one of several lawmakers arrested during a pro-abortion protest outside of the Supreme Court.
She later bragged about her experience on social media while giving a shoutout to Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI), the “ONLY male member of Congress to get arrested alongside 16 Congresswomen + activists today,” according to AOC.
AOC also posted an image of her arrest paperwork, showing her being charged for “crowding, instructing, or incommoding."
AOC just faked an arrest, what else does she fakes? pic.twitter.com/w1ZgrJGA6U— Yavuz (@eCommerceTR) July 19, 2022
She said the $50 fine was “worth it.”
She later addressed the reports that she faked being in handcuffs during her arrest on an Instagram post.
“Republicans’ favorite hobby is to make conspiracy theories out of everything to distract you and keep you from talking about what’s actually important," she said.
"Which is the fact that they are trying to take away your right to bodily autonomy,” she said.
“If I was faking that, why would I intentionally fist pump somebody?" she asked.
"So silly,” she added, later smugly adding that her community will have her back after her arrest.
“I’m paying it. Tomorrow. Cash baby,” she added when asked about her fine.
AOC later tweeted:
'No faking here. Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest."
"But given how you lied about a fellow rape survivor for “points,” as you put it to me, I don’t expect much else from you."
No faking here. Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 20, 2022
But given how you lied about a fellow rape survivor for “points,” as you put it to me, I don’t expect much else from you. pic.twitter.com/lUc1TPS21D
The video shows Ocasio-Cortez walking with her hands behind her back as an officer escorted her away.
The move created the illusion of being in handcuffs.
She can later be seen raising her fist.