AOC claps back at ‘fellow rape survivor’ Nancy Mace for saying she ‘faked’ being in handcuffs

AOC claps back at ‘fellow rape survivor’ Nancy Mace for saying she ‘faked’ being in handcuffs after her SCOTUS arrest – and accuses Republicans of making ‘conspiracy theories their hobbies’

  • Rep, Nancy Mace slammed squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter for her ‘performative art’ in pretending to be handcuffed 
  • AOC defended her actions, claiming it was ‘best practice’ to put hands behind your back in an arrest
  • She also said she did not expect to be attacked by a ‘fellow rape survivor’, in referencing the sexual assaults she and Mace both experienced 
  • AOC was among the Democratic lawmakers arrested during a protest for abortion rights outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday
  • Video of the incident that went viral shows Ocasio-Cortez was not handcuffed despite holding her hands behind her back as she was detained
  • Immediately led to speculation that she was faking being handcuffed 
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out a Nancy Mace for claiming she was engaged in a ‘performance’ pretending to be in handcuffs on Tuesday – and the squad member questioning why she would make the comments about a ‘fellow rape survivor.

Mace continued her longstanding Twitter spat with AOC on Wednesday after video went viral of the progressive congresswoman faking being handcuffed when she was arrested for protesting abortion rights outside the Supreme Court.

‘Politics has become performative art. So of course AOC fakes being in handcuffs,’ Mace tweeted on Wednesday afternoon along with an image of Ocasio-Cortez getting arrested and holding her hands behind her back.

‘Performance, not policy, is the name of the game up here,’ she added.

Ocasio-Cortez sharply responded with: ‘No faking here.’

‘Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest,’ the New York representative explained.

‘But given how you lied about a fellow rape survivor for ‘points,’ as you put it to me, I don’t expect much else from you,’ she added.

Both AOC and Mace are victims of sexual assault incidents. AOC was the victim of stalking, which led her to not report being sexually assaulted when she was in her early 20s and Mace was raped when she was 16.

Representative Nancy Mace slammed squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter for her 'performative art' in pretending to be handcuffed when she was arrested outside the Supreme Court

Representative Nancy Mace slammed squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter for her ‘performative art’ in pretending to be handcuffed when she was arrested outside the Supreme Court 

Ocasio-Cortez was among the Democratic lawmakers arrested during a protest for abortion rights outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday

Ocasio-Cortez was among the Democratic lawmakers arrested during a protest for abortion rights outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday

Video of the incident that went viral shows Ocasio-Cortez was not handcuffed despite holding her hands behind her back as she was detained. This immediately led to speculation that she was faking being handcuffed to make the ordeal seem more serious

Video of the incident that went viral shows Ocasio-Cortez was not handcuffed despite holding her hands behind her back as she was detained. This immediately led to speculation that she was faking being handcuffed to make the ordeal seem more serious

Ocasio-Cortez defended her actions, claiming it was 'best practice' to put hands behind your back in an arrest. She also said she did not expect to be attacked by a 'fellow rape survivor', in referencing the sexual assaults she and Mace both experienced

Ocasio-Cortez defended her actions, claiming it was ‘best practice’ to put hands behind your back in an arrest. She also said she did not expect to be attacked by a ‘fellow rape survivor’, in referencing the sexual assaults she and Mace both experienced

In AOC’s response to Mace on Twitter, she cut out the part from her tweet that had an image of her being escorted by a police officer with her hands behind her back.

‘Idk. Here you are AOC breaking your fake handcuff pose for a good fist pump and shout out to the crowd – looking ‘tough’! Good theater though…,’ Mace added in another rebuke, posting a video of the congresswoman raising her fist in the air as her other hand remained behind her back.

Representative Ilhan Omar’s antics were also labeled by her GOP competitor Cicely Davis to DailyMail.com as ‘activist theater’ as a way for her to ‘increase her celebrity status.’

Ocasio-Cortez was among a group of Democratic lawmakers, including other members of the so-called progressive squad Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush, to get arrested outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

The group was protesting the overturn of Roe v. Wade in an opinion issued last month, which ended federal protection for abortion and sent the decision back to the states.

Mace lauded AOC for her 'good theater' with a video showing her 'breaking your fake handcuff' to pump her fist in the air to the crowd watching her arrest

Mace lauded AOC for her ‘good theater’ with a video showing her ‘breaking your fake handcuff’ to pump her fist in the air to the crowd watching her arrest

Video went viral of Ocasio and Omar being detained by police as they smirked and held their hands behind their backs like they were bound as they were escorted away from the Supreme Court by uniformed officers.

But social media users were quick to point out that videos of the lawmakers being detained showed that they were clearly not handcuffed, and they were quickly accused of faking it.

Other Democratic lawmakers seen being detained Tuesday include Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney of New York; Jackie Speier, Bonnie Watson Coleman and Sarah Jacobs of California; Katherine Clark of Massachusetts; Andy Levin of Michigan; Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania; and Jan Schakowksy of Illinois.

The spat between AOC and Mace Tuesday isn’t the first time they’ve gone at it on Twitter.

Just shortly after taking office last year, Mace accused her Democratic colleague of lying about the events on January 6, 2021.

‘I’m two doors down from AOC and no insurrectionists stormed our hallway,’ she wrote in a rebuttal to the claims Ocasio-Cortez made about the events on the day of the Capitol riot, despite MAce herself doing interviews where she acknowledged the Capitol riot was ‘a very dangerous situation’ that put House members’ lives ‘at risk.’

AOC responded to Mace at the time with a tweet accusing her of making a ‘deeply cynical & disgusting attack’.

‘Now you’re contradicting your own account to attack me for Fox News clicks,’ Ocasio-Cortez added. ‘It’s honestly pretty sad to see you turn around like this and throw other people under the bus. Thought you’d be better.’

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