UPDATED 2:35 PM PT – Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) pick to lead a Capitol security review. The senator raised concerns about the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to look into last month’s attack.
Today, Capitol Police responded to Nancy Pelosi’s decision to put a partisan in charge of a security review from Jan 6 – an individual who has suggested Capitol Police helped the rioters. Russel Honore should be removed pic.twitter.com/V5w1EICOML
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) February 23, 2021
Honoré has partially blamed the attack on Capitol Police and the House and Senate sergeant at arms. He’s also gone on several TV and radio shows, claiming the Capitol breach was an inside job put on by Trump supporters that allowed the take over.
Hawley shut down those claims, saying there’s no evidence to prove any of the claims made by Honoré.
“To allege that any of you were complicit in this violent mob attack on this building, I think is not only extremely disrespectful, it’s really quite shocking,” Hawley stated. “This person has no business leading any security review related to the events of January 6.”
In the meantime, House and Senate panels are launching their own investigations into the security lapses at the Capitol last month. They are looking to determine what exactly went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again.