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Pelosi Picks Trump-Hating Republican-Bashing Retired General To Lead Capitol Security Review

Pelosi Picks Trump-Hating Republican-Bashing Retired General To Lead Capitol Security Review

“That little peace of shit with his @Yale law degree should be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP,” retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré tweeted about Sen. Josh Hawley six days after the Capitol riots.

A month ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré as her pick to lead a review of the security breakdowns that happened during the Capitol riots on January 6th.

Of Honoré, here’s what Pelosi said at the time:

“We must subject this whole complex though to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming. To that end, I have asked Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control. The general is a respected leader with experience dealing with crises,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference.

Honoré, who led the Joint Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the devastating 2005 hurricane, retired from the Army in 2008 after serving for 37 years. It was perhaps because of his lengthy military career and service to his country that no one initially took the time to question whether Pelosi had made the right call in choosing Honoré to review the Capitol’s security.

But during his program on Wednesday, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson did a lengthy segment raising questions about past partisan statements from Honoré and whether or not he was impartial enough to lead the investigation. Carlson noted that Honoré had made statements during interviews and on Twitter that suggested he had already made up his mind about certain aspects of the Capitol riots before he was tasked to lead an investigation into the Capitol’s security.

For example, Honoré suggested the day after the riots that the Capitol police and the Sergeants of Arms were “complicit”:

There was complicit actions that the Capitol Police, a Police Chief has been fired, but now we need to look at a special investigation, was he complicit along with the Sergeant-of- Arms in the House and the Senate?

It gives appearance of complicity. He complied because they might have thought 45 was coming to the Capitol and they gave way to the protesters who easily breached the Capitol. This is a crying damn shame.

The same day in another interview, he alleged – without evidence – that at least 30 to 40% of front-line Capitol police officers were “Trumpsters”, again insinuating complicity:

HONORE: By a percentage, 30 to 40 percent of the line officers are Trumpsters.
HONORE: That’s a fact, Jack.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz posted a video to his Twitter feed on Thursday highlighting clips from the Tucker Carlson segment. In his tweet, Gaetz claimed “Pelosi hired a bigot to hunt MAGA.”

Carlson’s dive into Honoré’s history of partisan comments included a look at some of his recent tweets, some of which have been deleted. The one that has been the most widely circulated is a tweet he posted just days after the Capitol riots disparaging Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz and agreeing with liberal Harvard law prof Laurence Tribe that both of them should be expelled from the Senate for allegedly “supporting” the riots:

Many, however, are still up, including some where he stated that there should be no Second Amendment rights at First Amendment protests:

Honoré also has a history of bashing Trump, of supporting the Black Lives Matter/Antifa-led “peaceful protests”, and was highly critical of the federal agents Trump sent to Portland to help quell the attacks on federal courthouses.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tweeted yesterday that Honoré “should be the LAST person” to lead an investigation into security failures during the Capitol riots:

Complaints from Republicans about Honoré will, of course, fall on deaf ears in Washington, D.C. because, as was the case with the Democrats’ rush to impeach Trump last month, the outcome of his “security review” has already been determined by Democrats – and by Honoré himself.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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Conservative Beaner | February 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm

This isn’t the same “Stuck on Stupid” Honore is it. If so he should take his own advice.

Leftist are in charge of government. Expect more totalitarian behavior.

It’s an open secret the House Madam wants to make Congressional Republicans extinct. Be careful what you wish for Madam Nancy, you may just get it. Only this time your opponents will have spines and carry the same brass knuckles you do.

Sort of like appointing Göring to investigate the Reichstag Fire.

Honore’ had so much respect after Katrina, and he squandered it all on petty Twitter BS. Sad.

What could go wrong? SMH

From one of the links:
“There is no sane reason to permit guns at protests, None! Period!”

SCOTUS must be insane. It ruled decades ago that a citizen can’t be forced to give up one right in order to exercise another.

Someday there may be an event at which people show up with guns, but it will not be a protest.

To paraphrase another comment, made here years ago, “A government that wants to take your guns is preparing to do something to you that you would shoot them for.”

I was an Army tanker, and an NCO back in the 1st Gulf War era. I had interactions with, and got to know many of our officers above our XO and our CO.

I can’t imagine any of those men acting in such an unprofessional and frankly disgusting manner. They were professional, thoughtful, combat tested men. True leaders.

Unfortunately, General Honore’ doesn’t belong to that club.

MoeHowardwasright | February 19, 2021 at 1:47 pm

Honore was National Guard. He ain’t no Dutch Coda. (Look it up)

Think Mueller on steroids.

So far we have an incursion into a public building. No significant damage and little gratuitous damage was done. Injuries were minimal. We are being told that five people were killed during the incursion. So far, we have evidence that only one person actually died due to willful trauma during the incident, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot, allegedly by a LEO [who has not been identified], while climbing through a window, unarmed. We have been told that all the participants were Trump supporters, though dozens of known AntiFa affiliates were identified in the front ranks, many causing damage to enter the building. No one has ever explained why there was virtually NO crowd control presence at the Capitol Building when half a million Trump supporters were going to be attending a rally a few blocks away.

This will be nothing more than another Warren Commission or Mueller SC. A cover-up and an excuse to blame the Trump Deplorables. Only this time, the Dems are taking no chances with the outcome. They just do care about optics, anymore.

    murkyv in reply to Mac45. | February 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    The “commission” is vital to the cover-up

    SField in reply to Mac45. | February 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    We should all know by now that any so-called investigation done by the left isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. They lie about everything without consequence. And since they are running the show now, actual facts will not be any part of this farce.

    There are huge voids and blank spots in what we’ve seen reported about that day, and the naturally conspiratorial minded leftists could care less.

    mark311 in reply to Mac45. | February 19, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Correction 1 Antifa supporter, also I’d point out that items were stolen, officers assaulted including a guy who nearly got crushed, some 140 injured officers, there were a number of death threats, and guys with cable ties.

      Mac45 in reply to mark311. | February 19, 2021 at 5:39 pm

      One AntiFa organized and activist was widely identified. Mainly because the idiot has appeared on news programs representing himself as an AntiFa activist at various time. Were some things stolen? Yes. Were large numbers of businesses looted during the Summer of Burning Love? Yes. Were some officers injured at the Capitol? Yes. How many were seriously injured or killed? So far, we know of none. Death threats covering what, minutes? Lat summer they continued for months and even carried over to the homes of politicians and to their families.

      It is all a matter of context.

      txvet2 in reply to mark311. | February 20, 2021 at 1:00 am

      The fact that you continue to propagate a lie doesn’t make true. The claim that there was one Anti-fa there is, was, and will always be a lie on its face, for the most obvious of reasons.

      henrybowman in reply to mark311. | February 20, 2021 at 1:18 am

      Man, they spoon-feed you crap over there in the UK, and you just swallow it whole.

      The guy with the cable ties FOUND THEM in the building after he entered, picked the up, and walked around with them. Your attempt to attribute premeditation to him is total socialist propaganda.

Theren is some real garbage in our military. No suprise it’s starting to look like its infested with the same garbage as congress.

“Honoré, who led the Joint Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the devastating 2005 hurricane, retired from the Army in 2008 after serving for 37 years.”

Note what “task force”…. I wonder how much of the task was to smear Bush? Now exactly who should be “purged” from the military these days?

Witch hunts, warlock trials, and protests progress and liberalizes. Abort/cancel our first Orange-American President, cannibalize his profitable parts, and sequester his carbon pollutants. That said, the elective abortion of Ashli Babbitt, the unarmed, female, veteran, bears all the hallmarks of suppression and intimidation, which has been reinforced with a campaign of social justice adventurism targeting deplorable soldiers and security officers. That said, resources offered, rejected, and projections without conscience. Deja vu. #HateLovesAbortion

Many SR Officers get a superiority complex. The running joke we told newly promoted MAJ was to go to sick call on ‘lobotomy day’ at CGSC. Some folks came back ok others …not so much.

Towards the end of my career I worked around and with several General Officers. Mark Hertling was one. While I worked around him including personally briefing the man for over a year one or two times a week I never thought he was a left-wing guy. He was a very solid Division Commander, had the respect and trust of everyone. Turned out he is an anti 2nd Amendment zealot since his retirement.

Some of these guys just hide it or maybe just go off the rails after retirement. Sure folks still introduce them as General but that isn’t the same. Knowing that you command two or three One stars and six or seven full bird COL and the 20,000 (+-) troops must be an intoxicant for some.

Regaining that level of power, prestige and influence probably motivates some of these folks to pimp themselves out after retirement to whomever and whatever causes they can clutch at.

    Gunner75 in reply to CommoChief. | February 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Honore has been a POS for a long time. I guess people want us to forget the disparaging remarks he made about President Trump regarding the response to Hurricane Maria when he told Erin Burnett “The president has shown again he don’t give a damn about poor people. He doesn’t give a damn about people of color.” I’m sure he’ll be totally non-partisan…Honore is like a lot of terribel Officers I saw in my 30 years on Active Duty. He thinks throwing out a bunch of cuss words and talking loud and tough makes him an effective leader. Guy thinks he’s Patton but look at his career. 37 years, commissioned in ’71 as an Infantry Officer, no CIB, a meritorious Bronze Star and a bunch of higher awards that ass kissing 0-6’s and above always get. Guy is a partisan hack and shining example of mediocrity. And as far as him making things happen during Katrina, the real force and reason that things got on track was the Coast Guard Admiral, Adm Thad Allen, that took over as Federal On Scene Commander. Now there was a leader. Son of a Chief Petty Officer, quiet, humble, but effective leader. Honore got a bunch of press from Katrina because stupid people love stupid sound bytes and Honore had a wealth of those.

Three star affirmative action piece’a’chit. Katrina ate his lunch then the DC school system, hell, he defines mediocrity by mendacity.

“HONORE: By a percentage, 30 to 40 percent of the line officers are Trumpsters.”

And your point is, what?
What percentage of the vote did Trump get in 2016?
If the percentage of cops were much lower than what it is, you’d have to suspect favoritism.

Another leftist dim wit.

He is an accurate representation of what the national security establishment thinks unfortunately.