Nancy Pelosi joked about jailing Trump officials while speaking at a Washington Post Live event today.
COSTA: “How far can you go on that front, Speaker Pelosi? Could you hold the Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in contempt? Some Democrats have even raised the prospect of arresting the Treasury secretary if he does not comply with congressional demands?”
PELOSI: “Well, let me just say that we — (Applause) — we do have a jail down in the basement of the Capitol. (Laughter) But if we were arresting all of the people in the administration — (Laughter) — we would have overcrowded jail situation, and I’m not for that. But I think again, getting to the committee, Richie Neal, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, he has a path — again all of this is so low and precedent-based to do the right thing as we go forward. And there are several options. One of them is to go directly to court.”
This is Alinsky projection at it’s finest.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 8, 2019
Excellent plan, Nancy. Arrests predicated on what, exactly? What laws have they broken? Your little coup d’etat failed. And working against your coup is not a crime. The only people who should be in jail are you and everyone who helped with the coup.
Twitter weighs in:
Good grief! 🙄
— ♥Elizabeth Good♥ (@ElizabetGood) May 8, 2019
Yes because all the Democrats will be there!
— Terry Waldron (@ttwaldron) May 8, 2019
— Grace Vasquez (@itsYourGrace) May 8, 2019
I believe Nancy belongs in cuffs along with Hillary and Company
— Suzanne Arundale (@SCArundale) May 8, 2019
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 SHES DEFINITELY LOST IN SPACE pic.twitter.com/XLFLStpQQJ
— Karrie Heeg (@HeegKarrie) May 8, 2019
projecting is the #1 thing demoNrats do
— Sophia Kryst (@KrystSophia) May 8, 2019
Projection, as always …
— Douglas Griffeth (@USCAlumnus1) May 8, 2019
I love these politicians who have been in Washington for 30+ years and think that @realDonaldTrump Is the problem with our country.
— ❌Jezebel❌ (@USACoalition101) May 8, 2019
Reckless speech by @SpeakerPelosi . Are we just arresting people we dont like now? There doesnt have to be a law or due process? Its called totalitarianism
— Peter J. Dawson (@PeterDawsonUSA) May 8, 2019
You should be worried about Democrats being taken into court. There have been a number of treasonous actions that could be charged to democrats!
— retiredoldman (@RichardDaggett) May 8, 2019
— Sheagren USCG (@SheagrenUSCG) May 8, 2019
And Ms. Pelousy, who is “we” when you say “when we start arresting Trump officials?” You do not have authority to arrest anyone, nor does the Congress. In any event, all you Dems do is threaten; soon you will prosecutors act against the Dem-media coup attempt.
— Ed Marek (@ed_marek) May 8, 2019