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:
Unprofessional. AG Barr thinks what’s happening is a joke.ADVERTISEMENT
— 💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🌹 (@Patta47cake) May 15, 2019
I hope next week Pelosi allows a vote to charge Barr with lying to Congress (something he did at least once during a Q&A with Congressman Crist). would love to see Barr joke about handcuffs then.ADVERTISEMENT
— Angry Moderate 2020 (@PaulWartenberg) May 15, 2019
LOL. Such a BOSSADVERTISEMENT
— Ki’e (@kie_artis) May 15, 2019
— Brad Range (@RangeBrad) May 15, 2019
She should have asked him: “Are you surrendering? If so, please put your hands behind your back.”ADVERTISEMENT
— Victoria Molloy (@molloyvrm) May 15, 2019
Arrest the cowardly lion.ADVERTISEMENT
— linda nelson (@Lillybellblues) May 15, 2019
@SpeakerPelosi should have carried through and frogmarched Barr right out of there into jail.ADVERTISEMENT
— Progressive Paul (@pauljgibler) May 15, 2019
Speaker Pelosi is an absolute BadAss!! 👏🏽ADVERTISEMENT
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) May 15, 2019
I hope an arrest comes sooner than later.ADVERTISEMENT
— tjys (@tjys) May 15, 2019
Make it so, Nancy. Make it so.ADVERTISEMENT
— ᴡʙᴊᴇᴛʜʀᴏ🥃 (@wbjethro) May 15, 2019
To which she should have said, LOCK HIM UP.
— Janelle (@lesbionicamazon) May 15, 2019
Bill Barbell pic.twitter.com/7IDfJru5jy
— (((Rebecca Wentz Bingham))) ✈️ (@r_mccormick) May 15, 2019
Maybe she should have had the SofA follow him around – wearing his badge
— Larry Frank (@tdbt71) May 15, 2019
At a Washington event, Attorney General William Barr shook Nancy Pelosi’s hand and said, “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” She should have replied, “No. They don’t work on a snake.” pic.twitter.com/2QFnNHG1Cf
— Bill Kempin (@BillKempin) May 15, 2019