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Matt Gaetz: Honoré Should Be Disqualified for Riot Comments

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Rep. Matt Gaetz at the Conservative Political Action Conferenceon February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 03 March 2021 04:10 PM

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., in an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday, ripped retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré for suggesting that Capitol Police officers “allowed their buddies” in the riot to ignore police lines and gain access to the Capitol building.

Honoré, who was selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to lead the investigation into the Capitol riot, made the comment on MSNBC last month, where he also said that “30 to 40% of the officers are Trumpsters.”

Gaetz said on Tuesday, “General Honoré has issued a number of the delusional rants that would disqualify him from even a jury pool on these questions, and yet he’s in charge of this review, and our fellow Americans are going to hear about reviews and commissions regarding January 6, and I’m here to tell you, they’re only really about two things: one, hunting and destroying MAGA; and two, justifying the continued occupation of Washington, D.C. Now, Russel Honoré has sent a very specific message that your politics, if they aren’t woke enough, if they don’t agree with his, then you ought to have negative consequences in other aspects of your life that have nothing to do with politics.”

He added, “That’s why he has called for Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, [R-Colo.,] to be put on a no-fly list so she can’t use commercial aircraft. It’s why he has called for Donald Trump, Jr. to be arrested, Senator Josh Hawley, [R-Mo.,] to be disbarred, and it should come as no surprise that the initial recommendations that we’re expecting from General Honoré will include permanence to the military occupation, a permanent Strike Force, potentially additional permanent fencing. So I think that this is someone who needs to be removed. He should have no role in the security review. He has already cast judgment and has no contribution to make to this discussion.”

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Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., in an appearance on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Tuesday, ripped retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré for suggesting that Capitol Police officers "allowed their buddies" in the riot to ignore police lines...
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Wednesday, 03 March 2021 04:10 PM
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