Published On: Thu, Jul 21st, 2022

Conservatives Are as Obsessed as Ever With AOC, Claim She Was Somehow TOO Compliant During Arrest

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walks with her hands behind her back, flanked by police after a protest

On Tuesday, 17 members of Congress (and at least 18 other people) were arrested during an abortion rights protest outside of the Supreme Court. But right-wing media and politicians are as obsessed as ever with just one of those protesters: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

After Ocasio-Cortez’s arrest, right-wing “news” outlets couldn’t contain their glee at what they saw as a huge gotcha moment. Showing photos and videos of her being escorted away from the protest site by Capitol police officers, they focused in on the fact that she was walking most of the way with her hands behind her back. According to them, and to a number of Republican members of Congress, this was because she was pretending to be handcuffed.

The Mary Sue

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