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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGrassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa JD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary 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 SchiffFive things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work Schiff: Jan. 6 committee mulling subpoenas, testimony from riot participants House erupts in anger over Jan. 6 and Trump's role MORE (D-Calif.), have conducted the initial hearings in private.

Ocasio-Cortez feuded with Rep. Alex MooneyAlexander (Alex) Xavier Mooney14 Republicans vote against resolution condemning Myanmar military coup Republicans block 25th Amendment resolution to oust Trump House to vote on impeaching Trump Wednesday 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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