After South Carolina GOP Rep. Nancy Mace called her out on it, AOC insisted she wasn’t faking: “Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest.”
AOC PRETENDS to be *handcuffed* in fake arrest protesting Supreme Court — then raises her fist, breaking her fake handcuffsCLOWN WORLD LOL pic.twitter.com/nlvrDHV2Tj — Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 19, 2022
Mace responded by noting that she broke this “best practice” by “breaking your fake handcuff pose for a good fist pump and shout out to the crowd – looking ‘tough’!” Whoops.
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. pic.twitter.com/lUc1TPS21D — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 20, 2022
It wasn’t just AOC bragging about the orchestrated arrest, however. Half an hour before the lawmakers began the protest, a spokesman for fellow “squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — also an arrestee — tweeted that the Soros-funded group would be livestreaming the event. that’s a new one. Beyond that, however, this is the same old astroturfing story. Not only was this “civil disobedience” painfully fake, it didn’t even arise out of organic anger. AOC’s pretend handcuffs were the perfect metaphor for the whole endeavor: [firefly_poll] A bunch of elected officials took great pains to make it look like they were sacrificing themselves like the martyrs of the civil rights movement. Instead, this was all a put-together event so that the mainstream media could snag a few photographs and give far-left, pro-abortion Democratic legislatures some good publicity. Shame that it all looked every bit like the cynical scam that it was. Better luck next time. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Idk. Here you are @aoc breaking your fake handcuff pose for a good fist pump and shout out to the crowd – looking “tough”! Good theater though… 💪🤷🏻♀️🥂 https://t.co/0kfihuevYa pic.twitter.com/68rjopkdMi— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) July 20, 2022