Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and a number of other different Democratic members of Congress had been arrested for “blocking site visitors” throughout an abortion rights protest on the Supreme Court docket.
A number of members of Congress, together with @AOC, being arrested by Capitol Police for blocking site visitors exterior the Supreme Court docket in abortion rights demonstration: pic.twitter.com/fysQN1oBAw
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 19, 2022
The arrested members embrace Reps. Reps. Ayanna Pressley and Katherine Clark:
— mae | مي (@maeldahshoury) July 19, 2022
Right here is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in handcuffs:
Workers confirms that is video of Rep @ilhanmn underneath arrest and in handcuffs , she and different feminine Members had been arrested in a protest supporting abortion rights in entrance of the Supreme Court docket immediately pic.twitter.com/2RwOAq6U2J
— esme murphy (@esmemurphy) July 19, 2022
Peacefully protesting exterior of the Supreme Court docket for a elementary human proper and equal citizenship will end in arrest, however violently making an attempt to overthrow the federal government on January sixth in armed rise up the place law enforcement officials died doesn’t.
There’s something significantly improper when home terrorists get to pose for footage and publish about their crimes on social media and feminine members of Congress get arrested for protesting the theft of their rights by six Supreme Court docket justices.
As our personal Sarah Jones put it:
Plotting an assault by yourself nation from Congress: no arrests
Protesting SCOTUS for stealing primary human rights: many arrests
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 19, 2022
Perhaps the members of Congress ought to have been utilizing the brand new constitutional proper given to the by the Supreme Court docket and been protesting for management over their very own our bodies whereas carrying AR-15s?
The state of affairs is a shame, and folks across the nation mustn’t cease protesting till all Individuals are handled equally.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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