Karl Rove: Pelosi Sounds Like Inspector Clouseau With Her Threat
"She's absolutely dead wrong," Karl Rove said in response to a report that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she could have arrested him "on any given day" during her party's investigation of the U.S. Attorney scandal.
"Let's go back. June, July 30th (2007) the House Judiciary Committee votes to hold me in contempt for the White House declaration that I could not be subpoenaed to discuss internal White House deliberations. And they recommended to the House that I be held in contempt, but the House of Representatives under then-Speaker Pelosi never took up the resolution and never voted on it," Rove said on Wednesday's broadcast of "On the Record with Greta van Susteren" on FOX News.
"The only way I could have been arrested is if the House adopted the resolution, which it did not. So, it's nice to know that Speaker Pelosi wanted to have me arrested. It's nice to know that she thinks she had the power to but we're still a nation of laws and she has no authority to do so and had she attempted to arrest on any of the number times that I was in and out of the Capitol, without a resolution passed by the entire House of Representatives she would have been up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle," Rove said.
"You know, she sounds a little bit like Inspector Clouseau and a little bit about the Mad Red Queen, but Speaker Pelosi was dead wrong in her assertion today and I'm sure she had a good laugh and it's nice to know that she dreams of slapping me in her own personal jail. But she didn't have any authority to do it," Rove added.