AOC defends fake handcuff stunt at protest after criticism, mockery
Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insisted Wednesday that she was not pretending to be in handcuffs when she put her arms behind her back after being arrested a day earlier at a pro-abortion demonstration outside the Supreme Court.
“No faking here,” the New York Democrat wrote in a Tweet responding to Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC).
“Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest,” added AOC, who made no mention of the fact that she gave a raised-fist salute to supporters without consequence.
In the initial tweet, Mace had accused Ocasio-Cortez of making her arrest “performative art.”
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