responds to the subcommittee's citation of contempt against 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."
Imagine what history would say of Harry Truman if he had bragged: "Oh, we could have tried the Nazis at Nuremburg. But we didn't." If the Dems had not been so afraid to wield power, they would not have lost the House in 2010.
By the way, if you want to know the specific charge on which Karl Rove could have been arrested, it's simple. In July of 2008, the House was investigating the allegations that Karl Rove had engineered state-level prosecutions of various Democrats. Rove was summoned to appear before the House Judiciary Committee on July 10; he refused to show up. He was cited for contempt. Nothing came of it.