In a strange moment on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Barr asked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if she "had her handcuffs" with her when the two were in the same room for a law enforcement ceremony.
Pelosi's answer to Barr was one that made him chuckle but the reality is that Barr may very well end up in the small jail cell in the U.S. Capitol if the Speaker decides to instruct the Sergeant of Arms to arrest him.
The vote to hold Barr in contempt of Congress is forthcoming and if the House passes the contempt charge, Pelosi could have Barr hauled into the basement.
Check out the Twitter smackdowns below:
@npfandos Unprofessional. AG Barr thinks what’s happening is a joke.— 💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🦋🙏🏻🌺 (@💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🦋🙏🏻🌺)1557945548.0
@npfandos I hope next week Pelosi allows a vote to charge Barr with lying to Congress (something he did at least on… https://t.co/TWsK7angKX— Witty Librarian In a Mask (@Witty Librarian In a Mask)1557945618.0
@npfandos @TomFitton https://t.co/KgC3tcOY4a— Brad Range (@Brad Range)1557945936.0
@npfandos @joncoopertweets She should have asked him: “Are you surrendering? If so, please put your hands behind your back.”— Victoria Molloy, Esq. (@Victoria Molloy, Esq.)1557951176.0
@npfandos @SpeakerPelosi should have carried through and frogmarched Barr right out of there into jail.— Progressive Paul 🌊 🏳️🌈 🇺🇲 (@Progressive Paul 🌊 🏳️🌈 🇺🇲)1557953678.0
@npfandos @maggieNYT Speaker Pelosi is an absolute BadAss!! 👏🏽— Jules Morgan 🇺🇸 (@Jules Morgan 🇺🇸)1557945737.0
@npfandos @maggieNYT I hope an arrest comes sooner than later.— tjys (@tjys)1557952782.0
@npfandos Make it so, Nancy. Make it so.— wbjethro (@wbjethro)1557953714.0
@npfandos To which she should have said, LOCK HIM UP.— 🇹🇹NicKesha🌈 (@🇹🇹NicKesha🌈)1557949096.0
@npfandos Bill Barbell https://t.co/7IDfJru5jy— Rebecca Joy Bingham ✈️ (@Rebecca Joy Bingham ✈️)1557953825.0
@npfandos @maggieNYT Maybe she should have had the SofA follow him around - wearing his badge— Larry Frank (@Larry Frank)1557952062.0
At a Washington event, Attorney General William Barr shook Nancy Pelosi’s hand and said, “Madam Speaker, did you br… https://t.co/YRcj94IML6— Bill Kempin (@Bill Kempin)1557963553.0