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Kevin McCarthy Slams Pelosi for Honore Pick, Turning Capitol Into 'Fortress'

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 08 March 2021 01:07 PM

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., over the weekend slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to appoint retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honorè to lead a security review of the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and accused Pelosi of attempting to turn the Capitol into a “fortress.”

"While there may be some worthy recommendations forthcoming, General Honore's notorious partisan bias calls into question the rationality of appointing him to lead this important security review," McCarthy said in a statement posted to his Twitter account.

"It also raises the unacceptable possibility that the Speaker desired a certain result: turning the Capitol into a fortress."

Honorè, best known for leading the military’s response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, has been criticized by GOP lawmakers for a profane social media post about Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley.

“That little peace of s--- with his @Yale law degree should be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP,” Honoré said about Hawley on Twitter on Jan. 11, five days after the attack and four days before Pelosi tapped him to lead the inquiry.

The post has been deleted.

Pelosi has dismissed the criticism.

“His efforts to review the U.S. Capitol’s security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures, and command and control have included seeking bipartisan input in order to achieve its mission,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement. “There is no room for partisanship in the Speaker’s efforts to make the U.S. Capitol a safe place for staff, workers, press and Members.”

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