So the White House is still refusing to cooperate with the ongoing impeachment inquiry, and the pr*sident has so far been even less interested in acknowledging congressional subpoenas than Tiffany Trump. What to do? What to do?
Well, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has an idea.
Lock them in the hoosegow.
Tlaib told Deadline Detroit that there have been “serious discussions” about invoking inherent contempt, wherein the House would have its sergeant-at-arms take these scofflaws into custody, posthaste.
“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,” she said. “This is pretty uncharted territory for many of us and even for Congress.”
Tlaib's comments echoed those of Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.), who called for the House to do as much in a CNN interview earlier this week.
“I think it's time to call in the sergeant-at-arms and march them off to our little jail, which we do happen to have,” Garamendi said on Wednesday.
“Let them sit there and cool off for a while,” he added.
And, of course, Trump’s response was sane and measured, as always.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2019
Hmm, it’s a bit early to roll out your new campaign slogans, Donny. But nice try.
Yes, this would be an unusual move. But this is a beyond-unusual pr*sident, and we’re so far down the rabbit hole now we’d each need four sheets of acid and a psilocybin smoothie to return us to a recognizable plane of reality.
So, yeah, I’m all for this. Why not?
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