While she certainly isn’t the most universally-popular Congresswoman that we have, there are few who would disagree New York House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ability to make headlines.
The freshman lawmaker this week pulled off yet another publicity stunt by pretending to have been handcuffed near the Supreme Court during an arrest of demonstrators.
Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly mocked on social media Tuesday after she put her arms behind her back to imitate being handcuffed following her arrest at a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court.
The Bronx and Queens Democratic lawmaker was gently escorted away by a Capitol Police officer — along with fellow city Rep. Carolyn Maloney — after blocking traffic outside the court building.
AOC kept up the charade of being restrained for a few steps before raising her fist to supporters watching from the sidewalk. She then crossed her wrists behind her back again in the faux handcuffed position.
Social media users were quick to call out the deception.
AOC fakes being handcuffed after arrest at abortion rights protest https://t.co/cs7GyF4RS1 pic.twitter.com/XBP0Ahmib7
— New York Post (@nypost) July 19, 2022
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
She's pretending to be handcuffed, does a power fist, and goes back to pretending to be handcuffed. https://t.co/4aNVsX4F4z
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 19, 2022
Once again, AOC has proven that her flair for the dramatic far outweighs her value to the Democratic Party.