Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s pick to lead a Capitol security investigation in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot hurled multiple partisan insults at congressional Republicans, even calling for some of them to lose their jobs.
In a now-deleted tweet just one week after the Capitol incident, Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré publicly insulted Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, calling him a “little peace of sh-t” and calling for him to “be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP.” He also said Hawley and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas are “aaa hats” and “high order white privilege.”
Shortly after Honoré tweeted the colorful and opinionated post, Pelosi tapped the “respected leader with experience dealing with crises” to oversee the “immediate review of [Capitol] security infrastructure, interagency processes, and command and control.”
“We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny,” Pelosi said in January.
“We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny.”