Smirking AOC and Omar get pretend-arrested outside SCOTUS building, mocked for ridiculous photo op

Over a dozen congressional Democrats, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, were ostensibly arrested outside the Supreme Court early Tuesday afternoon after refusing to “cease and desist” from blocking traffic.

Ostensibly in the sense that everything about the so-called “arrests” was completely abnormal. For instance, the Democrats weren’t handcuffed during the arrest, though Ocasio-Cortez and Omar both pretended otherwise.

“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,” according to Fox News.

“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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But it gets even more unusual.

Instead of having their mugshots taken, congressional Democrats were allowed to take veritable selfies with the police officers.

“[I]n lieu of mugshots, members of congress arrested are being asked to pose with an officer and their ID for a photo. Many are treating these like a fun celebration, selfies with friendly officers,” CNN’s Edward-Isaac Dovere confirmed.

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Yet despite treating their ostensible arrests “like a fun celebration,” Democrats were quick to virtue-signal on Twitter afterward.

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It’s not even clear whether any of the Democrats were taken to jail versus simply escorted away from the Supreme Court building.

All that’s known is that “[t]he specific charge under which the arrestees were taken into custody, per the Capitol Police, is ‘crowding, obstructing or incommoding’ (D.C. Code § 22–1307),” as reported by Law & Crime.

The crime is reportedly a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $500.

The blocking of traffic occurred during a pro-abortion rights protest.

“Wearing specially made green bandanas with ‘Won’t Back Down,’ they marched from the Capitol to the Court, which has been fenced off for weeks, since shortly after the leak of the draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade,” CNN reported.

“Within two minutes of their arriving, police began ordering them to ‘cease and desist.’ Instead, they sat on the street, and were one by one led off by officers as they chanted, ‘The people, united, will never be divided.'”

The arrests have garnered massive mockery and derision from those on social media who say they were nothing but theatre by America’s privileged elite.

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Criticism has also been aimed at the establishment press for pretending as if the likes of Ocasio-Cortez and Omar had been handcuffed.

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