Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was caught on video trying to explain to her voters in a town hall how the Democrats will go about arresting White House officials who refuse to comply with any House subpoenas.
The Democrats are terrified the Trump administration officials will pull an Eric Holder and simply tell Congress to go pound sand.
The GOP was trying to get to the bottom of another Obama scandal – Fast and Furious – and Holder simply would not cooperate.
So the GOP held him in contempt of Congress – something the Dems have yet to do to any White House official.
Other than that what can the Dems do? They can impeach and lose in the Senate. But Tlaib thinks she can order the arrest of these officials forgetting that Bill Barr is Attorney General.
“This is the first time we’ve ever had a situation like this,” said Tlaib. “So they’re trying to figure out, no joke, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do we hold them?”
House Democrats are in “uncharted territory” and “trying to tread carefully,” the Michigan Democrat went on.
“I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit,” she quipped “We’ll take care of them and make sure they show up to the committee hearings.”
Tlaib’s comments came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote a blistering letter to Congress in which he declared that House Democrats are attempting to “intimidate” and “bully” State Department officials with subpoenas seeking their testimony.
Further, the chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, and Oversight committees have set an October 4th deadline for Pompeo to produce documents related to their investigation of President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine.
The investigations are part of a formal impeachment inquiry sparked by a partisan CIA officer, who in a so-called “whistleblower” complaint, alleged the president pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President and 2020 White House contender Joe Biden. Both presidents have denied any pressure was applied to probe into the Biden family, and the White House, in a nod to transparency, has released a transcript of their July 25th call.