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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence 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 SchiffDems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (D-Calif.), have conducted the initial hearings in private.

Ocasio-Cortez feuded with Rep. Alex MooneyAlexander (Alex) Xavier Mooney2019 in Photos: 35 pictures in politics Ocasio-Cortez calls out GOP lawmakers asking to be arrested, citing privilege Ocasio-Cortez, Mooney spar on Twitter over closed-door impeachment hearings 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?”

The impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE began after a whistleblower report detailed a call he made to the Ukrainian president, in which Trump asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE and his son.