Skip to comments.Robert Reich encourages Congress to consider arresting William Barr
Posted on 04/30/2019 12:52:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Political pundit Robert Reichhhh encouraged Congress to consider having Attorney General William Barr arrested if he doesn't cooperate with lawmakers' demands.
Barr is scheduled to testify about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but the Justice Department and majority party Democrats are grappling over the parameters.
Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has said Barr will be subpoenaed if he doesn't show.
In an opinion piece in Newsweek on Tuesday, Reich, who was labor secretary in the Clinton administration, said there should be consequences if Barr refuses to comply with a subpoena.
"What could the Committee do? Hold Barr in contempt of Congressunder Congress's inherent power to get the information it needs to carry out its constitutional duties. Congress cannot function without this power," Reich wrote. "Under this inherent power, the House can order its own sergeant-at-arms to arrest the offender, subject him to a trial before the full House, and, if judged to be in contempt, jail that person until he appears before the House and brings whatever documentation the House has subpoenaed."
Reich noted historical precedence of at least threatening jail time, citing the Nixon era, but cast doubt on Nadler actually going through with such an extreme show of force.
"Would America really be subject to the wild spectacle of the sergeant-at-arms of the House arresting an Attorney General and possibly placing him in jail?" he said. "Probably not. Before that ever occurred, the Trump administration would take the matter to the Supreme Court on an expedited basis."
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Coming up short, again.
From the movie Tombstone:
Robert, I don’t think Bob is gonna let you arrest him today. . ..
I guess these radical commie leftists want a hot war with us. Bring it on.
Robert “Third” Reich
These freakin’ liberals are getting crazier by the day....
Democrats politicians are allowed to put teeth into their threats.
If Trump or the republicans had ever done it, the media would have started screaming FASCISM! FASCISM. ...and everyone knows it.
Democrat pundits are allowed to suggest getting dirty and nasty with polticis, and the rest of the media applauds, but someone on the right in the media suggested these things, they’d be screaming nationalism or white supremacy or whatever crazy hyperbole they saw fit
Yes, just the way Lois Lerner was arrested for ignoring Congressional subpoenas.
And Eric Holder
Whenever you think for one second why the left wants to take away your guns, see what is going on with the commie left and Venezuela right now..one in the same
Yeah, placing Eric Holder under contempt of congress worked so well.
“Political pundit Robert Reichhhh encouraged Congress to consider having Attorney General William Barr arrested if he doesn’t cooperate with lawmakers’ demands”
Even if their demands are idiotic? Hey, how about letting the House janitors,barbers and cooks interrogate him?
And didn’t Obama seize Susan Rice’s unmasking papers and stash them away in his presidential temple forever?
Barr + 0.25
Youre judged by your enemies.
I would have said 1.00, but come on. Robert Reiccccch?
0.25 was generous.
Another.....look at me......look at me.......
Men of Reich’s stature are in short supply.
Bring the halfback off the bench. See if he can pick up some yardage.
Yes, do it.
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