Prominent Squad members, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), were arrested outside the Supreme Court for protesting against the recent decision striking down Roe v. Wade.
Rep. Ilhan Omar was also arrested at the Supreme Court “insurrection.”
“More than a dozen Democratic members of Congress were among those arrested by Capitol Police on Tuesday afternoon as part of an abortion rights protest in front of the Supreme Court,” CNN reported.
- Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark of Massachusetts
- Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
- Barbara Lee of California
- Jackie Speier of California
- Sara Jacobs of California
- Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
- Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey
- Andy Levin of Michigan
- Rashida Tlaib of Michigan
- Jan Schakowsky of Illinois
- Madeline Dean of Pennsylvania
- Cori Bush of Missouri
- Carolyn Maloney of New York
- Nydia Velazquez of New York
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
- Alma Adams of North Carolina
Ilhan Omar made the announcement about her “arrest” on Twitter.
Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court.
I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights! ✊🏽pic.twitter.com/rpFYOGBDf4
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 19, 2022
“Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court,” she argued. “I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights!”
“Reproductive rights” is a radical Democrat euphemism for murdering unborn babies.
Omar and other lawmakers led a demonstration near the Supreme Court with chants of “our body, our choice.” These were the same lawmakers who unironically supported Covid vaccine mandataes throughout the pandemic.
The assistant House speaker Katherine Clark was also arrested, per Axios reporter Andrew Solender.
Here’s where they’re being corralled. The group also includes the assistant House speaker, Katherine Clark. pic.twitter.com/2jNIRB2WtU
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 19, 2022
Benny Johnson called it a “fake arrest” and showed AOC posing with raised fist for the photoshoot.
Hands behind the back as if cuffed…then she raised one in celebration.
— donking (@donkingkong1969) July 19, 2022
The Feds appeared to participate in the staged “arrest.” Johnson also noted that Omar’s arrest appeared to be “fake.”
Illhan Omar’s “arrest” is as fake as her marriage to her brother pic.twitter.com/4ZKtDAGfHT
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 19, 2022
Here is Omar walking with a police officer at the time of the reported arrest.
No one has been thrown in indefinite detention for defying the ruling of the Supreme Court, as of publication.
This is breaking news. It will be updated as more information is forthcoming.
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