GOP Lawmakers Send A Letter To Pelosi For Answers Over The ‘Appointment Of LTG Honoré To Lead A Review Of The Capitol’s Security Infrastructure’

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A group of House Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday for answers over the “appointment of LTG Russel Honoré to lead a review of the U.S. Capitol’s security infrastructure.”

The Judiciary Committee Republicans in their letter, point out that Honoré “has made many comments critical of U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officers and certain Members of Congress–statements that call into question the supposed impartiality of his review”.

“LTG Honoré has already spoken ill about members of the USCP, once referring to this in an interview as ‘asshats’ for asking him to abide by security protocols during a visit to the Capitol. This statement is troublesome as LTG Honoré will undoubtedly examine some of these same security protocols during his review,” the lawmakers wrote.

“Even more concerning, LTG Honoré appears to have prejudged the conduct of USCP officers on January 6,” they said.

“He suggested, without evidence, that members of the USCP “allowed their buddies”– meaning the rioters– “in[to the Capitol building” on January 6. He claimed that the rioters “had help inside the [USCP] force,” and that the rioters were able to gain access to the Capitol building because “30 to 40 percent of the [USCP] officers are ‘Trumpsters'”, the Republican lawmakers pointed out.

“To call these remarks inflammatory is an understatement. These statements are deeply offensive and should be disqualifying for anyone to lead a serious and objective review of the Capitol’s security”, they expressed. Continued Below

The Judiciary Committee Republicans also requested that the Speaker to provide the following information:

  1. Please identify all candidates the Speaker’s office considered to lead the security review of the Capitol.
  2. Please explain whether the Speaker’s office was aware of LTG Honoré’s inflammatory statements about USCP officers and Members of Congress before you selected LTG Honoré to lead the security review of the Capitol.
  3. Please explain whether Speaker’s office asked, directed, or suggested that LTG Honoré delete information from his social media accounts before or after you selected LTG Honoré to lead the security review of the Capitol.
  4. Please make public copies of any communications between the Speaker’s office and LTG Honoré, including but not limited to copies of his agreement to lead the review, scoping material for the review, and financial consideration for the review.

“The American people and the Congress deserve full and unfettered answers about what happened on January 6 and in the days leading up to it. We have serious reservations that LTG Russel Honoré is the right person to provide those answers. We hope you will provide the requested information immediately,” they wrote. Continued Below

Rep. Matt Gaetz on LTG Russel Honoré’a appointment:

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Official letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from Judiciary Committee Republicans:

Rep. Matt Gaetz also tweeted on Wednesday:

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