• No, No, No: Tlaib Taken to Task for Threatening to Arrest Republicans

    Surge Summary: Former special independent counsel Ken Starr and another legal expert call it inappropriate for a Michigan congresswoman to suggest arresting Trump administration officials who refuse to cooperate with Democratic-led investigations.

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib told a Detroit town hall gathering that her party leaders are discussing the arrest of people who refuse to cooperate with subpoenas requiring them to testify at impeachment inquiry hearings.

    Tlaib and other members of Democratic lawmakers are currently home in their districts where many are talking up their plans to impeach President Trump.

    Chad Goening/onenewsnow.com writes:

    According to The Associated Press, when asked at the town hall gathering if federal marshals would arrest Trump officials, Tlaib responded,

    “So they’re trying to figure out, no joke … is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them?”

    The lawmaker went on to say Democratic leaders are looking at where to hold them if arrests are made and said they are “trying to tread carefully” on that issue.

    All this against the backdrop of President Trump’s having informed Speaker Nancy Pelosi his administration will not cooperate with any impeachment investigation until the House has taken a vote. At that point, Republicans will be given an even hand in investigating the claims lodged against the president.

    Appearing on Fox News, former White Water special independent counsel Ken Star called Tlaib’s threats “wishful thinking”, predicting they will never happen in a thousand years.

    “Happily, we’re not a banana republic,” he observed. “It’s so unfortunate and so undignified for any member of the House of Representatives.”

    What is coming on Capitol Hill, he continued, is a political fight and a legal fight, but there will be no U.S. Marshals or Capitol Police arresting anyone.

    Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, also had some thoughts on the matter:

    “It is outrageous. If the shoes were on the other foot, and this was Republicans calling to round up members of the Obama administration, people would be outraged.”

    Rep. Tlaib is acting like a “Nazi thug” and is an evil person, Cardoza-Moore tells OneNewsNow.

    H/T: Chad Gorning/onenewsnow.com

    Image: By Kane Farabaugh, Voice of America News – Rashida Tlaib Set to Become 1st Muslim Woman in US Congress, video “Muslim Woman Could Make History in US Congress” at 0:56, cropped, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=75716181

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