Attorney General Bill Barr is a lot like President Donald Trump in that he does not take any nonsense from anyone.
He showed that again on Wednesday when he got in the face of Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi and dared her to arrest him, The Hill reported.
Attorney General William Barr joked with Speaker Nancy Pelosi about Democrats’ calls for his arrest, asking the California Democrat whether she brought handcuffs to an event on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.
The exchange — which comes a week after the House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt over subpoenas related to the Mueller report — took place as they were waiting for President Trump, who was running roughly 45 minutes late, to arrive at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
“As those seated on the platform waited for the president’s arrival in an adjacent tent, Attorney General Barr approached Speaker Pelosi, shook her hand and said loudly, ‘Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?’” a witness said.
“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,” the witness said.
That is a nice way to say it but the fact is Barr mocked her and then laughed at her when she attempted to act tough with him.
Today at a law enforcement ceremony at Capitol:
AG Barr approached Pelosi, shook her hand: "Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?"
Pelosi smiled and, per a bystander, told Barr the House Sergeant at Arms was there should an arrest be needed. Barr laughed; walked away
— Nicholas Fandos (@npfandos) May 15, 2019
Colleague Jake Gibson rpts AG Barr spoke to Pelosi in person today, after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol. Source says Barr went up to Pelosi & asked her if she brought her handcuffs
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 15, 2019
Attorney General Bill Barr spoke to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in person today, after the National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol. 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.
— Jake Gibson (@JakeBGibson) May 15, 2019
AG Barr teases Pelosi, asks if she brought her handcuffs on sidelines of DC event
Barr is a national treasure https://t.co/wZYwcIiEDO
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 15, 2019
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 15, 2019
A.G. Barr shook hands with Nancy Pelosi at the Peace Officers Memorial Day service event and asked, "Did you bring your handcuffs?"
She smiled and indicated that the Sergeant at Arms was present should arrest be necessary. NBC has confirmed this report. https://t.co/Pjjsbc0cLu
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 15, 2019
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) May 15, 2019
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 15, 2019