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Old 10-09-2019, 10:29 PM
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Is there or is there not an available cell on Capital?


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Is there or is there not an available holding cell to hold witnesses who "refuse to answer questions"(see video link below ) before a Congressional hearing/Congressional committee or do not comply with a Congressional subpoena/summons?


3 minutes 42 seconds into the video
Rep John Garamendi (Democrat) talks about a "room, which we do happen to have in the Capitol"

Wolf Blitzer [6PM] 10/09/19 | CNN News Today Oct 09, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrhLbZMJtpw

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Old 10-09-2019, 11:18 PM
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I am sure the Capitol Police could find a cell, why wouldn't they? Cf: https://blog.popvox.com/2012/06/26/no-capitol-jail/ and the linked document there.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:46 PM
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While there is no jail cell per se at The Capitol (see link[s] above), the Capitol Police do maintain a holding cell in their HQ a few blocks away. I've also seen it suggested that the cells maintained by the local Washington, D.C. government--which is authorized by the Legislative Branch, and as such does not report to the Executive Branch's Dept. of Justice--might well be "rented" by Congress as needed.

In the past, when it has proven necessary to confine those in contempt of Congress, it has been a hotel room or a little-used windowless office in the Capitol in which detainees were held under armed guard and/or lock and key.

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