Soros-Backed Far Left Dark Money Group Behind AOC ‘Arrest’ Stunt at Supreme Court

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While far-left ‘Squad’ member, Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is denying that her faux ‘arrest’ outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday was “performative art,” evidence is growing that the entire fake arrest charade was orchestrated by a far-left dark money group – Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund.

During the protest, AOC and another far left ‘Squad’ member, Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar placed their arms behind their backs to appear to be arrested and handcuffed by police as they were escorted away, while being live streamed by their aides.

But they weren’t handcuffed at all, and it was a ‘non-custodial arrest’ – meaning they were briefly detained and fined a whopping $50.00.

And the entire charade was concocted.

Roughly 30 minutes before the detention of pro-abortion protesters outside the Supreme Court — which included more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers — a staffer for Omar, Jeremy Slevin, tweeted about the plan, explaining the incident would be live-streamed:

Members of Congress, including @IlhanMN will be participating in a civil disobedience at the Supreme Court, potentially including arrests, shortly. 1 PM ET/12 PM CT.

Once Capitol police briefly detained Omar, Slevin posted video of her via the livestream.

But despite her initial denials, AOC later admitted who was behind the whole show. The lefty representatives were just willing clowns in the Soros circus. As the Blaze reported:

“This was an activist-led civil disobedience, where activists & organizers from [the far-left Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund] + others asked members of Congress to submit themselves for arrest in front of the Supreme Court,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Instagram.

The Washington Examiner described the Center for Popular Democracy Action Fund as a “progressive dark money group funded by billionaire George Soros.” CPD Action Fund is the sister organization of Center for the Popular Democracy.

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While technically, the lawmakers and others detained during the protest were arrested, none were handcuffed. They were simply fined.

“As is standard for peaceful, planned protests, those who were arrested were ticketed and released on site,” a Capitol police spokesperson told the Washington Examiner.

The Blaze added:

“Nobody was handcuffed, as is standard for a noncustodial arrest. Everyone was arrested for Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding (DC Code § 22–1307),” the spokesperson added. “They have up to 15 days to pay a $50 fine or they can have a hearing.”

So much for the big civil rights protesters and their big arrests at the Supreme Court. Can we say lefty Soros fabricated malarkey? ADN

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank. - - PAULCRESPO.COM

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