Yes, that’s the Honorable Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, after breaking the law in a useless protest before the Supreme Court building, pretending to be handcuffed for the crowd, and then, ridiculously, deciding that a gesture of defiance was better, so she drops the shackled act and raises her arm.
Her fellow Squadder Ilhan Omar also faked handcuffs or zip-ties.
This cynical play-acting is signature significance for frauds, hucksters, scammers and liars. No one with integrity does this. No one with instincts better than a 12-year-old tries it either. The charade proves disrespect for the public, and confidence that they can get away with outright deception without consequences.
They might as well have faked limps, or spilled ketchup on their foreheads.
If elected officials will try this kind of childish fakery, what else are they capable of lying about?
The answer is “Everything.”