Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and several other different Democratic members of Congress have been arrested for “blocking 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 visitors exterior the Supreme Court docket in abortion rights demonstration: pic.twitter.com/fysQN1oBAw
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 19, 2022
The arrested members embody Reps. consultant Ayanna Pressley and Katherine Clark:
Simply now, @RepPressley arrested protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court docket for abortion rights pic.twitter.com/Lh0US0BvbX
— mae | مي (@maeldahshoury) July 19, 2022
Right here is Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in handcuffs:
Employees confirms that is video of Rep @ilhanmn beneath arrest and in handcuffs , she and different feminine Members have been arrested in a protest supporting abortion rights in entrance of the Supreme Court docket at present pic.twitter.com/2RwOAq6U2J
— esme murphy (@esmemurphy) July 19, 2022
Peacefully protesting exterior of the Supreme Court docket for a basic human proper and equal citizenship will lead to arrest, however violently attempting to overthrow the federal government on January sixth in armed insurrection the place law enforcement officials died doesn’t.
There’s something critically fallacious when home terrorists get to pose for photos 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 scenario is a shame, and other people across the nation shouldn’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 targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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