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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez endorses Engel primary challenger Forget politics — America needs a realistic debate about our energy future Ocasio-Cortez to Washington Redskins on 'Blackout Tuesday' post: 'Change your name' 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 SchiffFlynn urged Russian diplomat to have 'reciprocal' response to Obama sanctions, new transcripts show The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers 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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