The clip spread like wildfire and conservative commentators were quick to chime in.
“AOC pretended to be in handcuffs when she was escorted away from the Supreme Court,” the official account for the conservative paper Washington Free Beacon tweeted.
“The Capitol Police must have put invisible handcuffs on @AOC!” tweeted political analyst Carmyn Kinsey.
“.@AOC is such an expert at getting attention and narrative building that she PRETENDED to be handcuffed just so she could have this image on social media. There are no handcuffs on her lmfaoooo,” tweeted businessman Jason Howerton.
In this clip, Ilhan Omar appears to be wearing fake handcuffs and walking away alone with her hands behind her back.
Because apparently she arrested herself: pic.twitter.com/Z7wqsx7TsJ
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) July 19, 2022