Liberal Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez always seems to spend more time playacting as a member of Congress instead of being a member of Congress.

Columnist: AOC’s “Arrest” Shows She Sees Being A Congress Member As Little More Than A Cosplay Gig

Liberal Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez always seems to spend more time playacting as a member of Congress instead of being a member of Congress.

Liberal Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez always seems to spend more time playacting as a member of Congress instead of being a member of Congress.

She proved this again on Tuesday.

U.S. Capitol Police arrested dozens of pro-abortion left-wingers, including 17 Democratic lawmakers.

AOC and the equally radical Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were among them. Yet they added some showboating to the situation.

As they were led away by a police officer, AOC and Omar bizarrely acted like they had been handcuffed when in fact they were not shackled at all.

In AOC’s case, she walked along as if cuffed, then wearing a defiant smirk, she suddenly thrust her right fist into the air for a couple of seconds, then lowered her arm and behaved again as if she was handcuffed.

In fact, she was not even arrested. Newsweek reported that those “arrested” were handed a $50 citation. She wasn’t even fingerprinted.

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Which led Newsweek columnist Angie Speaks to filet AOC for the performative nature of not just her antics on Tuesday, but her entire congressional career.

In a column Tuesday, Speaks scorched AOC as little more than a “digital influencer” whose whole schtick is “recasting what should be politics as little more than careerist sentimental posturing.”

“The Congresswomen’s antics perfectly encapsulate how the performative conventions of social media—with staples like virtue signaling and self-victimization—are infecting the way our politicians conduct and aggrandize themselves in public,” Speaks wrote.

“Every moment is now a potential performance to an imaginary audience, their hands willingly held behind their backs to perform for the cameras and their fists raised in the air to signal to their fans.”

Speaks pointed out what is obvious to everyone: AOC and her fellow pro-abortion Democrats hold the majority in both houses of Congress and have an equally pro-abortion Democratic president ready to enact any law they pass.

The fact their argument that America needs to allow abotion until the moment of birth cannot convince at least 10 Republicans to compromise with them is evidence of their own radicalism, not any kind of flaw in the system.

But, as Speaks wrote,it was no accident to see “lawmakers feigning being handcuffed for pro-abortion activism instead of, you know, legislating the right to an abortion, something they alone have the power to do.”

“Social media has given our politicians the power to generate spectacles and dramatic, emotional scenarios that reframe their power in emotional, rather than political terms,” Speaks noted.

“It allows them to create the illusion that they are on the same level as the people who they represent, whose only power is activism; in other words, their activism is cosplay, pretending they are no longer the representatives we elect to serve our interests but instead our social media friends, our influencers, our source of entertainment and aspirational consumption.”

“AOC isn’t a politician; she’s a polinfluencer, adept at stirring the emotional current of the public using sentimental spectacle,” Speaks continued, adding this is where our already dismal political climate is headed.

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“The collapse of the political into the emotional is great news for people like AOC. Unfortunately, turning constituents into adoring fans means you have little incentive to do anything for them in return but pose.”

Stated differently, AOC showed once again that she is not a serious person, and those who do take this foolish elected official seriously as a congresswoman are only seeking to fool the country – and themselves.    

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