Congressional drama queen Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez almost pulled off faking that she was arrested while outside the Supreme Court building.
AOC and company was outside the Supreme Court during a protest after the House Democrats pushed for a bill to pack the Supreme Court of the United States.
It was all staged, shortly before members of the squad faked that they were handcuffed, Rep. Ilhan Omar’s communications director sent out a social media post to her followers, having them tune in to watch them get “arrested.”
Here’s Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comms director basically confirming that the arrests were a staged publicity stunt, coordinated in part with billionaire-funded dark money group Center For Popular Democracy. pic.twitter.com/sWLmXiZgQy
The lawmakers made their push at a press conference hosted by the Take Back the Court Action Fund on Monday.
Their demands follow rulings from the high court handing conservatives major wins on both abortion and gun rights. The court in late June overturned the landmark abortion precedent in Roe v. Wade, returning the right to regulate the procedure to the states. One day prior, it struck down a New York law restricting the issuance of concealed carry permits.
The Supreme Court is “making decisions that usurp the power of the legislative and executive branches,” said Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., according to The Hill.
Some preemptively addressed detractors who would call the effort “court-packing” saying the Republicans did so first.
“The nightmare scenario of GOP court-packing is already upon us,” said Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.). “That’s how they got this far-right 6-3 majority in the first place.”
First, Ruth Bader Ginsberg didn’t want to retire after Democrats begged her during the waning days of the Obama administration. Second, the Republicans never added seats there were just a lot of vacancies during the Trump administration.
Congress has only changed the number of justices on the court seven times.
After House Democrats threw a hissy, AOC was seen at a large protest in front of the Supreme Court building, and as police removed her, she made it appear she was being arrested. The snarky congresswoman would have gotten away with it until she got caught up in emotion and raised her fist in the air.