Attorney General William Barr is willing to make use of an opportunity when he sees one.
Barr was attending the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service when he had an encounter with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that he couldn’t pass up.
After Pelosi and her fellow Democrats have been suggesting placing the attorney general under arrest, he took the moment to approach Pelosi, shake her hand and ask:
“Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”
Hilariously bold. Barr knows that Pelosi knows such a move would cause a firestorm that the Democrats would not be able to recover from.
To her credit Pelosi did manage to reply that the House sergeant-at-arms was present should an arrest prove necessary. However it was clear to everyone that was not going to happen and it was Barr who walked away laughing.