Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined in with those who made fun of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for what they viewed as her pretending to be handcuffed by U.S. Capitol Police at a pro-abortion rights protest outside the Supreme Court.
Everything the Biden administration touches “goes to crap,” Cruz quipped Friday at the Student Action Summit in Florida. The senator added, “It’s gotten so bad AOC can’t afford fake handcuffs,” referencing Ocasio-Cortez.
Cruz’s comment drew an uproar of laughter from the audience, according to the Daily Mail.
Ocasio-Cortez crossed her arms behind her back as she was escorted away Tuesday in a moment caught on video, prompting critics to accuse her of pretending she had been placed in handcuffs for a photo-op.
The congresswoman insisted she wasn’t pretending to be in handcuffs during her arrest.
“No faking here,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet Wednesday. “Putting your hands behind your back is a best practice while detained, handcuffed or not, to avoid escalating charges like resisting arrest. But given how you lied about a fellow rape survivor for ‘points,’ as you put it to me, I don’t expect much else from you.”