The images of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., seemingly pretending to be handcuffed on Tuesday as they were escorted away from the Supreme Court by police drew amusement and ridicule on the right.
Along with left-wing “Squad” members like Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and several other House Democrats, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar joined an abortion rights protest by the Supreme Court that blocked traffic, leading to Capitol Police taking her away.
Video caught Ocasio-Cortez walking away with a policeman holding her and another protester’s arms, smirking, with her hands behind her back in the typical handcuffs pose, yet she wasn’t cuffed. At one point, she raised a fist to the crowd in solidarity, confirming she wasn’t being constrained. Omar also could be seen in a video walking away from the protest with her hands behind her back in handcuffs pose, despite not wearing them.
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