AOC Dismisses Criticism as Republican “Conspiracy Theory” [Video]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addressed criticism that she had faked being handcuffed when police arrested her at a pro-abortion rally in Washington, D.C., dismissing it as a Republican conspiracy theory.
“Republican’s favorite hobby is to make conspiracy theories out of everything to distract you and keep you from talking about what actually important which is the fact that they are trying to take away your right to bodily autonomy,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “If I was faking that, why would I intentionally fist pump somebody? It’s so silly.”
“Politics has become performative art,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) wrote on Twitter. “So of course @aoc fakes being in handcuffs. Performance, not policy, is the name of the game here.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter, writing: “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.”