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Barr Reportedly Jabs At Pelosi: ‘Madam Speaker, Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Attorney General William Barr reportedly took a jab at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday as the two crossed paths at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol.

Barr, according to Fox News producer Jake Gibson, joked with the Democratic Party leader about the upcoming contempt vote and threats to jail him if he failed to comply with subpoenas that demand the full and unredacted Mueller report. (RELATED: House Judiciary Committee Votes To Hold Barr In Contempt Of Congress)

“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.”

NBC quoted an unnamed bystander as saying that Barr had approached Pelosi and asked with a smile, “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?”

Pelosi reportedly responded by noting that “the House sergeant-at-arms was present at the ceremony should an arrest be necessary, the bystander said. Barr chuckled and walked away.”

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