If Barr’s response on Wednesday is any indicator, he clearly isn’t afraid of anything Democrats might try to throw at him.
Following Wednesday’s National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol, Attorney General Bill Barr walked right up to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and mocked her.
“Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Barr asked.
Pelosi then reportedly tried to muster a smile and joked that the House Sergeant at Arms was there if an arrest were needed.
Barr simply chuckled 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
Barr was referring to House Democrats’ desperate crusade to hold him in contempt of Congress as they cling to hope that there is some damaging information redacted in the full Mueller report.
Barr and Pelosi had an exchange this morning in front of Capitol. As they waited for Trump, Barr quipped to Pelosi: “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”
Pelosi said the House Sergeant at Arms was present if necessary. The two laughed about it, per two witnesses
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 15, 2019
In reality, very few reductions were made, which is standard operating procedure. The Mueller report vindicated President Donald Trump of allegations he “colluded” with Russia during the 2016 election, leaving Democrats without their favorite conspiracy to run on in 2020.
Barr asked Pelosi if she brought her handcuffs lmao
This can’t be real. https://t.co/wZ8hMjkAVG
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) May 15, 2019
Pelosi’s latest gambit has been to allege Barr is somehow protecting President Trump and concealing information from Congress. There is no evidence suggesting that this is true.
Of course, that won’t stop Pelosi and Democrats from claiming it anyway.
Trump. Barr. McConnell. They all have shown that their true allegiance lies with the special interests – not the American people. pic.twitter.com/J51KYmCujc
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 14, 2019