Hawley decries ‘outrageousHonoré appointment: ‘He has no business leading a security review

它的. 乔什·霍利, R-Mo。, expressed strong opposition Tuesday to House Speaker 南希·佩洛西‘s choice of retired Army Lt. 根. Russel Honoré to lead the investigation into the security of the U.S. Capitol after the Jan. 6 attack by a pro-Trump mob.

Hawley told塔克·卡尔森今晚that the idea that Honoré would be appointed to lead the security review isabsolutely outrageous.

This is a guy who did what we’ve seen the liberals do time and againhe blamed the police first,” Hawley said. “He had no facts, no idea what actually went on and is out there blaming the police and saying they are complicit, that they helped the rioters.

It is absolutely outrageous, but if you look at his history, he has over and over again blamed law enforcement, criticized law enforcement who were responding to rioters all last summer.


Army Lt. 根. Russel Honoré pictured in 2007. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Army Lt. 根. Russel Honoré pictured in 2007. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Honoré is known for his role in the response to Hurricane Katrina and more recently has made appearances on cable news that are often very critical of Republicans. 这个, and some of his social media commentary, has led to criticism from high-profile Republicans that Honoré may not be the best person for the job.

Honoré’s past comments, which Hawley described asdownright crazy”, were first highlighted in a previous segment on “塔克·卡尔森(Tucker Carlson)今晚。”

This is somebody who has no business, no business, leading a security review,” he told Carlson.

Hawley was specifically called out in a tweet from Honoré that called for him to be disbarred.

This little piece of swith his @Yale law degree should be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP,” Honoré said in a post that now appears to be deleted.

Pelosi herself however had nothing but praise for Honoré when she announced last month that he would head an investigation into the security situation at the Capitol.

福克斯新闻’ Tyler Olsen contributed to this report.