U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) has been arrested in Washington, D.C.
Omar’s staff confirmed her arrest Tuesday afternoon.
BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been arrested in D.C.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) July 19, 2022
‘The Squad’ member of Congress participated in a pro-abortion protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Omar’s arrest was reportedly for blocking traffic.
Omar was expected to attend the event with other lawmakers, including the following Democrats:
- Rep. Jackie Speier (D-California)
- Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri)
- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York)
- Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-California)
- Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Pennsylvania)
No word on if all of the lawmakers who attended the event were arrested.
Although U.S. Capitol Police did not release the names, they say a total of 34 people, including 16 members of Congress, were arrested for blocking First Street Northeast.
Police said it is against the law to block traffic, and added they issued three standard warnings before arresting some of the demonstrators who refused to get out of the street.
“Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court,” Omar tweeted.
“I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights!”
Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court.
I will continue to do everything in my power to raise the alarm about the assault on our reproductive rights! ✊🏽pic.twitter.com/rpFYOGBDf4
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 19, 2022
— Lynese Wallace (@lynesewallace) July 19, 2022
It must be nice to boast about your arrest as it’s happening.
Something tells me most Americans don’t enjoy such privilege.
And for civil disobedience?
Footage appears to show a glorified theatrical stunt to draw media attention.
Watch this clip.
Do you think police really arrested her?
Ilhan Omar faked being handcuffed too lmfaooo
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 19, 2022
Civil disobedience or desperate attention seeking?
Drop your comments below!