On Wednesday, Attorney General Barr reportedly poked fun at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the two crossed paths at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.
AG Barr, as Fox News producer Jake Gibson reported, joked with the Democratic Party leader about the upcoming contempt vote and threats to put him in prison if he failed to comply with subpoenas that demand the full and unredacted Mueller report.
“Attorney General Bill Barr spoke to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in person today, after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol,” Gibson tweeted. “A source close to Barr says he asked Pelosi if she had brought her handcuffs. There was laughter but no word on Pelosi’s response.”
Another bystander tweeted on thhe subject and said that Pelosi noted that the House Sergeant-at-Arms was at the event “should an arrest be necessary,” to which AG Barr reportedly chuckled at before walking away.
“The Speaker, not missing a beat, smiled and indicated to the attorney general that the House sergeant-at-arms was present at the ceremony should an arrest be necessary. The attorney general chuckled and walked away.” He tweeted.
As previousley reported, one week age the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold AG Barr in contempt of Congress after he refused to show up to a House Judiciary hearing that had a provision in place to allow staffers to AG Barr questions during it, prompting a full House vote on the issue.
On Friday, House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler stated that lawmakers may consolidate different committee’s contempt citations into a single legislative package for the House to vote on.