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Rep. Tlaib off the rails: Arrest Trump officials who don’t comply with subpoenas

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In what has all the makings of a coup d’etat by the opposition party, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., openly talked about Democrats having to deal with the perplexing problem of how to arrest Trump administration officials.

Speaking at a town hall, Tlaib told attendees last week that Democrats are working to figure out how to arrest administration officials who do not cooperate with subpoenas related to the party’s impeachment inquiry.

“This is the first time we’ve ever had a situation like this,” Tlaib marveled. “So they’re trying to figure out, no joke, they’re trying to figure out, well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do we hold them?”

Almost giddy over the possibility, the lawmaker jokingly offered up Detroit as a place to imprison White House officials.

“I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit,” joked Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018. “We’ll take care of them and make sure they show up to the committee hearings.”

Tlaib was caught on video by an America Rising PAC tracker speculating what could happen to Trump administration officials such as Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr, who were just held in criminal contempt of Congress by Democrats for defying congressional subpoenas.

This being just the second time in U.S. history a sitting cabinet member was held in criminal contempt of Congress, according to Fox News. Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt in 2012 by the GOP-controlled House after refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal.

And to be clear, Democrats also envision Trump being imprisoned.

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., took to Twitter last week to say that “impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement.”

And Tlaib, who infamously said of Trump her very first week in office, “impeach the motherf***er,” took to Twitter on Friday to remind the president that he has the right to remain silent.

“A piece of advice: You have the right to remain silent,” the radical leftist tweeted. This was in response to Trump saying he had a “duty” to investigate corruption.

Tlaib is a member of “the squad” of four radical freshman Democrats, joined by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley.

One thing is certain, her remarks about arresting Trump administration officials has caught the eye of the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who has warned he may sue individual House Democrats for violating his client’s civil rights.

Here’s a sampling of responses to Tlaib’s recent rhetoric from Twitter:

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