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Ocasio-Cortez calls out GOP lawmakers asking to be arrested, citing privilege

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments | Energy Dept. exempts quick dishwashers from existing efficiency standards | Ocasio-Cortez says having Green New Deal would have helped handle COVID-19 pandemic Ocasio-Cortez says Biden vote can be 'tactical' effort to support marginalized communities MORE (D-N.Y.) called out the GOP lawmakers who asked to be arrested for storming the closed-door impeachment hearing Wednesday for relying on “mountains of entitlement and privilege.”

Ocasio-Cortez condemned the Republican House members for their “little flash mob,” saying members of “my community” would not comprehend someone requesting their own arrest.

“There have been many aspects of the GOP’s little flash mob that have relied on mountains of entitlement and privilege, but them *asking* the police to be arrested is just…” she tweeted.

“Well, let’s just say my community would find it hard to understand why *anyone* would ask to be arrested,” she added.

The New York Democrat responded to reports from Fox News that some GOP House members, who barged into the sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) during the impeachment inquiry deposition of a Pentagon Official Laura Cooper, asked to be arrested.

The GOP lawmakers stormed the SCIF in protest of how House Democrats, particularly Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGreenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats MORE (D-Calif.), have conducted the initial hearings in private.

Ocasio-Cortez feuded with Rep. Alex MooneyAlexander (Alex) Xavier MooneyHouse GOP lawmakers urge Senate to confirm Vought Overnight Defense: House passes bills to rein in Trump on Iran | Pentagon seeks Iraq's permission to deploy missile defenses | Roberts refuses to read Paul question on whistleblower during impeachment trial Here are the lawmakers who defected on Iran legislation MORE (R-W.Va.) on Twitter earlier Thursday after he accused her of backing “Soviet style secret hearings in the Capitol basement.” 

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She responded by posting, “You know that making these depositions public will help potential criminals line up their testimony. Why do you want to do that?”

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