Republicans push back on Pelosi’s pick to lead Capitol security review

Members of the GOP are crying foul over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pick to lead a review of Capitol security in the wake of a deadly riot on the Hill on Jan. 6.

According to the Washington Examiner, barely a week had gone by since the Capitol attack when Pelosi (D-CA) tasked retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré with leading what she called “an immediate review of the Capitol’s security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control.”

On Jan. 15, Pelosi described Honoré as “a respected leader with experience dealing with crises.” But “respected” may not be the word Republicans would use to characterize him.

“Should be run out of D.C.”

As the Examiner notes, Honoré has made a series of controversial statements that have Republicans worried he can’t be an impartial investigator. In one instance less than a week after the Capitol attack, the retired lieutenant general wrote in a tweet that Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley (R) is a “little peace [sic] of s**t” who “should be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP.”

The now-deleted tweet also accused Hawley, along with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), of having “high order white privilege,” the Examiner reported.

The next day, Honoré voiced agreement with a tweet from MSNBC host Joe Scarborough that read: “Kevin McCarthy voted to throw out millions of Black votes on January 6th. He had pushed House Republicans back 50 years into the Jim Crow Era. What American company can ever afford to contribute again to McCarthy’s New Jim Crow Party?”

“A totalitarian leftist general”

It all has Republican lawmakers like Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert accusing the retired lieutenant general of fomenting a “deep-seated hatred.”

“Speaker Pelosi’s choice to investigate the causes and events leading to January 6 of someone who has displayed through his public statements a deep-seated hatred for Republicans provides clear evidence she does not seek an investigation, but rather simply wants a firing squad to take out political opponents,” Gohmert said, according to the Examiner.

“We do need answers about January 6, but not from a totalitarian leftist general who has such hateful animus for those with opposing political views,” he added.

“Independent and without influence”

Earlier this month, House Republicans said in a letter to Pelosi that they and their GOP colleagues in the Senate remained “skeptical” that Honoré could be fair in his review, particularly since he was chosen for the job “without consultation” from Republicans.

“While there is widespread support to conduct an independent security review of the campus, General Russel Honoré was appointed solely by you, without consultation of the minority,” House Republicans wrote to the speaker.

“We are hopeful his review will result in beneficial recommendations that are not influenced by political motivations,” they added. “However, it is easy to understand why we and our Senate counterparts remain skeptical that any of his final recommendations will be independent and without influence from you.”

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    1. Time to get all the dirt Nancy Pelosi has done out in the open as soon as possible , she just go caught funneling thousands of dollars into gerrymandering, inciting & insurrection of hatred, hostility against the American people & the USA , & Against White people for way too long Nancy Pelosi & many of her colleagues have worked agsint the USA & the American people for decades pushing Americans last & into poverty for too long this must be punishable .

  1. I think the order investigate pelosis involvement and knowledge in the January 6th right she knew much more than she is telling

      1. THEY ALL LOVE LOVE LOVE SOUTH OF THE BORDER……. LET THEM BE EXTRADITED THERE! Nancy can take her MS-13 Gangsters, that she supported for thier ‘rights! & Biden, want’s all of them in……. so instead of in…….take all of them out with you! America won’t have these problemos!

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  3. A Lieutenant General? What a joke. As a former Marine Sergeant (E-5) I can guarantee you that the only way this nutcase made it to the rank he has was strictly because of QUOTES. Because he is Black. I wouldn’t follow him to a dog fight much less in combat which I am sure he never saw. I went into the Army Reserves in the mid 90s, 20 years after I got out of the Marines. I saw woman and minorities get promoted strictly because of QUOTES. I am sure it’s even worse today.

  4. When are you people in this country going to open your eyes and realize that this constitutional republic has been taken over by rabid COMMUNISTS hell bent on turning this country into a communist-controlled, third-world, banana republic CESSPOOL? Are you people so indoctrinated and brainwashed with those FALSE “promises” of “cradle to grave care”, endless “free stuff” and “special treatment” for voting democommunist, that you are willing to give up your LIVES, and every FREEDOM they ever had to kowtow to communists?
    Wise up. You have been bamboozled AGAIN by the democommunists, unless you have a strange desire for you, (and your family) to live under TYRANNICAL COMMUNIST “rule”, all for the false promise of those $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and “goodies” that never come.

    1. Ok, you talk a big game but what would you suggest that WE THE PEOPLE DO?? Have another civil war? I mean honestly, tell us your plan. I am as fed up with all this as you are but what’s the answer?? The ballot boxes? Can’t really trust that anymore. I know that we are headed down a very dark road. I am one of the millions of people last year who bought my first gun but other then protect myself and my property I have no other plans. I just don’t want to end up in prison or dead.

      1. Honestly? I strongly suspect that the registration and confiscation of weapons will be the breaking point for most Americans.

    2. I call them Authoritarian Dictators, but whatever you call them, they are what they are. I’m reading “1984.” It’s a great reflection of America today. If you haven’t read it, get it before it’s banned. It is frustrating that either a crooked, demented old fool was elected POTUS – or he stole the position through fraud. I can’t prove which scenario actually happened, but neither says much for the intelligence of Americans. Communism SOUNDS like utopia – if you drink the KoolAid. Unfortunately, it is the antithesis of human nature. It never works in practice as its proponents say it will. The Russian Revolution promised power to the soldiers, the factory workers, the peasants. They WERE oppressed. BUT, the biggest benefactors were the top Communist Party members. Obviously, Communism didn’t work over the long haul; hence, the fall of the USSR. Unfortunately, our public schools have been converted to training centers for little Communists by Left-wing teachers. The practice has gone on for decades while Americans paid little or no attention..

  5. Dems have lost all sense of what is good for the country. They only see what is good for themselves. So sad, so very sad.

  6. Pelosi is so deep in fraud she doesn’t know what hole in the dike to fix first.
    the only thing Democrat’s know how to FIX is elections, everything else they devastate.

  7. Pelosi is the number1 comic terrorist ever. What has she done for Americans at any time during her tenure in congress. Absolutely nothing. Yet they keep voting her in. Domestic terrorists are the worst kind of politician. She needs to be mpeached.

  8. Piglosi chose her “ biased bigot” pal to conduct a farce investigation! The judiciary committee needs to be investigating this demonrat bought and paid for “ riot” and nail Piglosi for not protecting the capitol! SHE refused the national guard, SHE refused extra capitol police, SHE knew this was going to happen! SHE needs to be put under oath and questioned, and not allowed to plead the “ 5th” ! If she does that, it proves her guilt! Impeach the old bag!!!!!

  9. Republicans push back on Pelosi’s pick to lead Capitol security review, WHY? She’s an idiot, she cheated her way into speaker this year. 17 stinking years, now its time for her to go away. She’s nuts. She really doesn’t know the communist tradition.

  10. How is Nancy going to get him out behind that Fence? I hear they’ll drive a skidded Tow Motor to the fence late at night with both on top. Lifting it to the top of the fence Nancy will shine a flashlight to the ground on the other side and Honore will climb down the beam. Nancy will be using a “Made in China” Flashlight so we expect that Beam to turn off when he’s half way down. Morrow, the closer you get to the top, the quicker you get to the bottom.

  11. PLEASE! we need to fix the problem with the integrity of the elections NOW, or nothing else will matter. Dominion, or whoever was showing the votes being changed or lost, or suitcases of ballots just in case they were needed, has to be stopped if we are to return the honesty of the elections. ID, ONE DAY VOTING, and verified mail in votes only. NO ONE VOTES BUT REGISTERED, CITIZENS OF THE U.S. !!!!

  12. A third world government terrorist take over. The democrats.
    1. Rule by executive order
    2. Putting a predecessor on trial.
    3. Censorship of opposition.
    4. Attacking the private sector.
    5. Exploiting identity politics.
    6. Challenging judicial independence.
    7. Purging former officials
    8. Encouraging a slavish media.
    9. Military in the streets.
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  13. Nasty Nancy needs to be removed from office for her ABUSE OF POWER NOW! This communist & mafia bring up from Nancy’s father is not going to work anymore for her we have her MO. Everything she is doing is her being a communist mafia boss & we can not tolerate it anymore, the sad part most of the Dem. goons she works with are ok with it & are allowing her to continue. Anyone who voted for Trump are bad & should be purged in fire & brain washed because we don’t believe in the right crime family or we are trying to think for ourselves! Everyone she surrounds herself with are thugs like Biden’s cabinet, with the attituded do it my way or you’ll be sleeping with the fishs! Enough Nancy you do not scare 80 million Trump supporters cause if you keep it up WE THE PEOPLE WILL DEMAND YOU GET TAKEN OUT OF OFFICE WITH A STRAIGT JACKET AROUND YOU & PUT IN A NUT HOUSE WHERE YOU BELONG! You are a horrible vile evil person who has humiliated yourself in front of the whole world & have SHAMED yourself & family!!
    We need to keep calling Congress & Senators to Have HER REMOVED FROM OFFICE FOR ABUSE OF POWER 1-202-225-3121

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