Bill Barr Just Tried Taunting Nancy Pelosi After He Got Away With A Crime: ‘Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’
Attorney General Bill Barr thought that the best thing to do today was to “poke the bear” when he decided to taunt House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during his trip to Capitol Hill.
According to reports, Barr was ordered to appear before the House of Representatives to testify about his interactions with special counsel Robert Mueller and why the two disagreed on the summary that came out of the attorney general’s office.
Barr chose to deny the House’s request and the Judiciary Committee decided to move to hold Barr in contempt. That contempt vote now moves to the full House for a vote.
When Barr encountered Pelosi Wednesday at a law enforcement ceremony, he asked her if she “brought your handcuffs.”
According to New York Times Congressional reporter Nicholas Fandos’ interview with a bystander, Pelosi smiled and told Barr that the Sergeant at Arms was there should an arrest be needed. Barr laughed and walked away.
Today at a law enforcement ceremony at Capitol:
AG Barr approached Pelosi, shook her hand: "Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?"
Pelosi smiled and, per a bystander, told Barr the House Sergeant at Arms was there should an arrest be needed. Barr laughed; walked away
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) May 15, 2019
Pelosi had said last week that Barr committed a crime when he misled the public about his Congressional testimony.
“Attorney General Barr’s decision to mislead the public in his testimony to Congress was not a technicality — it was a crime,” Pelosi said last week.