Democrat Rep. Joyce Beatty, of Ohio, was arrested by US Capitol Police and hauled off in zip-ties to be detained. This took place while she was protesting for voting rights in Washington, DC.
There was at least nine arrests made after they stormed into a Senate office building, demanding voting rights legislation.
10tv reports that once they walked into the building, the Capitol Police were waiting with the zip-ties to haul them off into custody. It’s unclear if any charges will stick. One report said she was arrested, another said she was detained. That part of the story is clearly pending further information being released.
In a statement to 10TV, Capitol Police said nine people were arrested for “demonstrating in a prohibited area on Capitol Grounds.”
Police said officers responded to the atrium in the Hart Senate Office Building for reports of illegal demonstration activity.
“After officers arrived on the scene, they warned the demonstrators three times to stop. Those who refused were arrested for D.C. Code §22-1307. Two males and seven females were transported to USCP Headquarters for processing,” police said.
Nothing like getting arrested to OWN THE GOP!! LMAO!!!
To make things more entertaining, the arrest was caught on video.
WATCH Rep. Joyce Beatty get busted:
Fox News added some tweets to make the story more interesting. Then again, the only way this would be THAT interesting is the sound of a jail cell locking with nine Democrats behind bars.
Rep. Beatty is being zip tied as USCP starts to make arrests pic.twitter.com/8LFEabAXFy
— Nicholas Wu (@nicholaswu12) July 15, 2021
Rep. Joyce Beatty among those arrested protesting for voter rights in the Senate Hart building atrium. pic.twitter.com/5PXYijNCEz
— Casey J. Wooten (@Casey_J_Wooten) July 15, 2021
— Frank Tastic (@realFrankTV) July 15, 2021
I don’t know about you, but I thought walking into a government building when you’re not supposed to was like, hmmmm…. an insurrection or something?
Just throwing that rhetoric out there because I know it’s exactly what the Democrats would do if the shoe was on the other foot.