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July 21, 2022

17 Lawmakers Arrested on Capitol Hill

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The U.S. Capitol Police arrested 17 members of Congress at a pro-abortion rally in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) were among those arrested at the rally.

“We have already given our standard three warnings. Some of the demonstrators are refusing to get out of the street, so we are starting to make arrests,” the Capitol Police tweeted at 1:20 p.m. EST on Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez was widely mocked after video footage showed her seemingly pretending to be handcuffed as police escorted her away.

Video showed the lawmaker holding her hands crossed behind her back as if she was wearing handcuffs — until she raises a fist to the crowd in solidarity.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald took to Twitter to share “what makes it even funnier that AOC pretended to be handcuffed” in the video.

“Just last week, she claimed she almost slapped her catcaller but realized she ‘needed to catch a vote more than a case today’ — as if she were worried about adding to her notoriously long rap sheet,” Greenwald tweeted.

Omar was also visible in the video, walking away from the demonstration with her hands behind her back, despite not being handcuffed.

Still, Omar posted a video of her pretending to wear handcuffs, writing: “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!” 

7 comments on 17 Lawmakers Arrested on Capitol Hill

  1. Ben says:

    They are not law makers. They fascist destroyers of freedom and rights. Insurrectionists who supported the Biden Coup

    1. Dman says:

      excellent sir .spot on.

    2. Lynn says:

      Throw away the key. She is so not revellent to our society. Just a version of poor mental health.
      The people that elect her need to look in the mirror and be honest with what they think they can accomplish with her representing them.
      Makes me think Minnesota is a sick place to live.

  2. john says:

    what happens now? most of these criminal socalled law makers are law breakers ! they will never get prossicuted for the laws they have broken! most of the arests are a show to make law informent officials looklike they are doing something , more democrap bullshit !!!!

  3. katman says:

    Why is Ilhan Omar in the USA.? The U.S. Marines were created to fight against MOSLEMS that enslaved whites, captured our vessels.

    The USA was created as a a G-d fearing Judeo – Christian nation NOT an ISLAMIC nation.

    Deport ALL MOSLEMS NOW.

  4. Helen Sanders says:

    These people that were arrested need to be treated the same way that those who were arrested on Jan 6th are being treated.

  5. Don says:

    Make that 17 criminals arrested on Capital Hill and be more accurate. The whole Demonrat party is made up of criminals and I’ll add the RINOs too.

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