Data News Staff Edited Report
In the aftermath of what is a national crisis after the Jan. 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol by thousands of Trump supporters; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday announced that retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will lead a review of the “security infrastructure” of Capitol Hill, following a violent riot that left five people dead earlier this month.
Pelosi said in her announcement that Honoré “has strong experience with the security of the National Capital Region” and noted that members of the House leadership worked with him “during Katrina and saw firsthand his strategic and patriotic leadership.”
The outspoken Honoré has been openly critical of President Trump during his time in office and has stated in interviews that law enforcement may have been complicit in allowing unrest on Jan. 6th in Washington, D.C.
A biographical section of the retired lieutenant general’s website says, “Prior to his command of Joint Task Force-Katrina — leading the Department of Defense response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana — General Honoré served in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Homeland Defense.”