House Democrats cool to Rashida Tlaib push to jail uncooperative Trump officials

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Rashida Tlaib’s enthusiasm for jailing Trump administration officials who don’t comply with House subpoenas in the impeachment inquiry isn’t supported by most of her Democratic colleagues.

The first-term Michigan representative, best known for her call to “impeach the motherf—–“ — President Trump — and an unrelenting hostility toward Israel, said in a recent interview House Democrats mulled potentially jailing Trump aides and allies who did not comply with subpoenas, a measure known as inherent contempt.

“If they were to detain someone, where would they go and have them detained so that they can comply with the subpoenas?” said Tlaib. “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. This is pretty uncharted territory for many of us and even for Congress.”

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