Attorney General William Barr joked with Speaker Nancy Pelosi about Democrats’ calls for his arrest, asking the California Democrat whether she brought handcuffs to an event on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning, one week after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt over subpoenas related to the Mueller report.
“As those seated on the platform waited for the president’s arrival in an adjacent tent,” an onlooker described, “Attorney General Barr approached Speaker Pelosi, shook her hand and said loudly, ‘Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?'”
“The Speaker, not missing a beat, smiled and indicated to the attorney general that the House sergeant-at-arms was present at the ceremony should an arrest be necessary. The attorney general chuckled and walked away,” the bystander added.
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