According to Democrat far-left Congresswoman and “Squad member” Rashida Tlaib, House Democrats have been in “serious discussions” about the possibility of JAILING allies of President Trump who refuse to testify and do not comply with subpoenas.
The attempt by House Dems to force compliance with their ridiculous impeachment inquiry has just been taken to the next level.
Speaking in an interview with Deadline Detriot, Tlaib said,
“There have been actual serious conversations about what the logistics would look like … if we did have to force someone through a court order to come before the Congressional committee. This is pretty uncharted territory for many of us and even for Congress.”
This is no joke.
House Dems are after not only President Trump, but anyone who allies with him.
Take a look at the news of the escalation of Democrat force that hit Twitter:
Watch the full clip of Tlaib's suggestion here for yourself:
President Trump spoke bluntly, calling Tlaib a "despicable human being" in response!
Here's more from Deadline Detroit:
If the Donald Trump administration continues to defy Congressional subpoenas, can House Democrats have them arrested and locked up until they testify?
That’s remotely possible and highly doubtful.
But Rashida Tlaib – a first-term representative from Detroit – said Saturday that the Democratic caucus has discussed the possibility in conversations during the current Congressional recess.
“If they were to detain someone, where would they go and have them detained so that they can comply with the subpoenas?” Tlaib said in an interview Saturday with Deadline Detroit at United Auto Works Local 600 in Detroit.
“There have been actual serious conversations about what the logistics would look like . . . if we did have to force someone through a court order to come before the Congressional committee. This is pretty uncharted territory for many of us and even for Congress.”
Tlaib spoke after addressing the 13th District Democrats, who also conducted a food drive for autoworkers striking against General Motors.
Audience members asked if President Trump’s Justice Department – headed by Attorney General William Barr -- would enforce subpoenas or contempt of Congress findings against fellow members of the Trump administration during the impeachment inquiry.
“One of the people we held in contempt was Barr,” Tlaib said. “We are using our own legal support, legal experts that are coming in . . . beyond the tainted and conflicted U.S. Attorney [General’s] office.”
Barr ignored his Judiciary Committee subpoena last May, but the mood has changed recently since the House began an official impeachment inquiry amid allegations that Trump and associates illegally sought help from officials in Ukraine to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The Washington Examiner added the following about President Trump's response to Tlaib's suggestion of locking up his supporters that refuse to testify:
President Trump called freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib a “despicable human being” after she said House Democrats have considered jailing his allies who don’t comply with subpoena requests.
Trump added the comment about Tlaib to a post from Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media. Scavino had posted an article about Tlaib with the caption, “Sounds about right. COUP!”
Tlaib, 43, is a member of the so-called squad, a group of progressive Democrats that also includes Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Although unlikely, the Michigan congresswoman told Deadline Detroit that some House Democrats have discussed the logistics of arresting Trump administration officials who don’t comply with congressional subpoenas, an action called inherent contempt.
National Review also said:
Representative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) suggested this week at a town hall that local Detroit law enforcement officers could detain White House officials who refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by Democrats, quipping that, “we won’t hurt them.”
The freshman Democrat nodded in agreement with a town hall attendee who suggested U.S. Marshals “hunt down” White House officials if they “refuse to leave power.”
Tlaib responded that the current situation is “unprecedented” and said Democratic lawmakers have discussed what the correct process might be to arrest non-compliant White House officials.
“This is the last caucus conversation we had. Do you know this is really unprecedented?” Tlaib said. “This is the first time we’ve ever had a situation like this. So they’re trying to figure out – no joke – they’re trying to figure out, well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them?”
House Democrats have subpoenaed several Trump administration officials for thousands of documents, some of which relate to the formal impeachment inquiry against the president. Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents involving the Trump administration’s communications with Ukraine.