Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day….” – but neglects to say on what grounds

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Below is from the Huffington Post (link at the end of the article.) The statements below arose out of a discussion with Leader Pelosi about the House Committee considering a contempt vote for Attorney General Eric Holder:

“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.”


Rove was senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2007.


Asked on what grounds she could have arrested Rove, Pelosi replied, “Oh, any number. But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress. But we didn’t.”