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BREAKING: Ocasio-Cortez Arrested

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Here’s what happened…

It has now been discovered that multiple Democratic Lawmakers were arrested during a pro-abortion rally just outside of the United States Capitol earlier today.

According to The Hill, Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), Jackie Speier (Calif.), Bonnie Watson Coleman (N.J.), Cori Bush (Mo.), Katherine Clark (Mass.), Andy Levin (Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Alma Adams (N.C.), Veronica Escobar (Texas) and Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) were all arrested outside of the Capitol at 1:20 p.m.

These arrests came more than three weeks after the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe which protected people’s access to abortions.

Maloney who ended up getting arrested said, “There is no democracy if women do not have control over their own bodies and decisions about their own health, including reproductive care.”

“​​The Republican Party and the right-wing extremists behind this decision are not pro-life, but pro-controlling the bodies of women, girls, and any person who can become pregnant. Their ultimate goal is to institute a national ban on abortion. We will not let them win. We will be back,” Maloney added.

More details to come…