Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took a victory lap on social media after blocking legislation that would have boosted security for Supreme Court justices and their families.

Although it passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support, Ocasio-Cortez and others have stalled the Supreme Court protection bill in the House.

The congresswoman’s self-congratulatory video came after authorities charged Nicholas Roske with attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.


Mediaite further reports:

Ocasio-Cortez posted a video of her running to stop the legislation from passing. According to her, lawmakers were trying to pass the bill on a “fly out” day when members of Congress return to their districts. These days, the congresswoman said, are filled with “maximum hijinks” from leadership in both major parties.

“Fly out days are also days of maximum hijinks from party leadership, both Democratic and Republican Party leadership,” she explained.

Ocasio-Cortez also objected to the bill being passed with unanimous consent as it would keep the names of lawmakers off of it. She objected to the bill being passed as long as gun reform measures are stalled.

“I wake up this morning and I start to hear murmurs that there is going to be an attempt to pass the Supreme Court Supplemental Protection Bill the day after gun safety legislation for schools and kids and people is stalled. Oh, so we can pass protections for us and here easily, right? But we can’t pass protections for everyday people? I think not.”

It’s conceivable that Ocasio-Cortez will continue to impede the bill despite Speaker  (D-Calif.) saying that the House would take up the bill “at the beginning of next week” following the attempt on Kavanaugh’s life.

This article originally appeared in American Liberty News. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of The Republican Standard. Republished with permission.