Over a dozen liberal House members were arrested outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday.
The House members were arrested as part of a protest over abortion rights in the wake of the High Courts' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Seventeen members were arrested in the planned demonstration.
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Many of the House Democrats posted videos and statements to their Twitter accounts with some being led away from the Court by Capitol Police.
Some even pretended to be handcuffed to enhance the drama. Watch this clip of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as she holds her hands behind her back as if cuffed, but then raises one fist defiantly while walking away, before putting her arm back in the pretend handcuff position.
I love how AOC goes from pretending she's handcuffed to raising her first at the 10-second mark as if she's fighting the power (even though she *is* someone in power) and then back to pretending to have cuffs on pic.twitter.com/lmMpiHcqyO
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 19, 2022
Along with AOC, House member Rep. Cori Bush (D - MO) also tweeted about the incident, saying "The Supreme Court will not stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won't stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice."
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) July 19, 2022
The Supreme Court will not stop us. Even though they arrested us, we won't stop our organizing, agitating, and legislating for justice.
We got us. pic.twitter.com/wDHzptEYiQ
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 19, 2022
The protests come as pro-choice and pro-life members of Congress continue to debate the post-Roe issue on Capitol Hill.
The House passed two bills, one codifying abortion rights and the other protecting pregnant women who travel for abortion services, largely along party lines last week.
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