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Rep. Tlaib: Arrest Trump Officials Who Ignore Subpoenas

By    |   Friday, 04 October 2019 06:23 PM

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., told constituents this week that House Democrats might arrest Trump administration officials who ignore congressional subpoenas — quipping that they should be detained in Detroit because "we'll take care of them."

Tlaib told said at a constituent event Tuesday that Democratic House leaders were working to determine how to take members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet into custody should they defy subpoenas.

A video of Tlaib's comments was tweeted Friday by America Rising, the conservative super PAC.

"This is the first time we've ever had a situation like this," she said. "So, they're trying to figure out.

"No joke. Is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don't know," Tlaib added. "Where do we hold them?"

President Donald Trump has frequently slammed Tlaib and her other progressive first-term Democratic "Squad" members, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, Minn., and Ayanna Pressley, Mass.

Tlaib told her Detroit constituents that she was not "in those kinds of conversations" on the Hill but said she's raised similar questions.

House leaders are telling her, "Well, Rashida, we're trying to figure it out ourselves because this is unchartered territory," she said.

"Those are the things where they're trying to tread carefully," the representative later added.

Tlaib noted that the House has held Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt on various issues.

She said he has asked leaders, "Well, what happens if they continue to not comply — and everybody's looking at each other, like, 'We've never had this happen before.'"

Tlaib then quipped: "They can hold all those people here in Detroit. We'll take care of them."

The crowd applauded.

"And make sure they show up to the committee hearings," she said. "I'll make sure that you're in charge."

But America's Rising slammed Tlaib's comments.

"It's no secret that Rashida Tlaib has been driving the impeachment push from day one, but calling for White House officials to be thrown into jail in Detroit crosses the line," the PAC said in a statement.

"Considering how often the socialist squad has called President Trump a fascist, they should stop threatening to jail their political opponents, as fascists do."

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