AOC Arrested Outside Supreme Court

Police arrested Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other lawmakers on Tuesday for blocking traffic outside the United States Supreme Court during a planned “civil disobedience” abortion protest.

Video footage captured by The Daily Signal’s Doug Blair and Bernadette Hassan shows police escorting a smiling Ocasio-Cortez away from the court as lively band music can be heard in the background.

The New York Democrat holds her hands behind her back as if she is handcuffed, then lifts one fist in the air, shakes it, and then again places it behind her back.

The move prompted quick amusement from her critics online.

Republican communicator Matt Whitlock tweeted: “Have to wonder if any of the protesters alongside her ever thought ‘wait .. aren’t you an elected member of Congress with the power to pass legislation on this issue? Why are you over here protesting? Pass a bill!’”

“She pretends to be handcuffed, raises her fist in a salute, and then goes back to pretending to be handcuffed,” tweeted strategist Greg Price.

The United States Capitol Police did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Daily Wire.