ANALYSIS – Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hand-picked choice to conduct a security review following the Capitol Riot, now says he believes the Trump White House was “complicit in the planning” and bears ultimate responsibility for the riot. Considering his prior racist, partisan anti-GOP and anti-Trump posts and tweets, Honoré should have been the last person chosen to lead a fair and impartial inquiry of the Capitol Riot.
And he is certainly the last person to listen to now.
The retired Army general, also known as the ‘The Ragin’ Cajun,’ once tasked with leading the military response to the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in 2005, sadly has a foul mouth and worse temper. But worse, he has proven himself a true partisan hack.
In one now-deleted tweet aimed at Republican Sen. Josh Hawley from January 2021, Honoré called Hawley a ‘little piece of sh*t and said he should be run out of DC, adding that all these Yale and Harvard grads are ‘high order white privilege.’
Speaker Pelosi chose retired Gen. Russel Honore to review Capitol security in wake of January 6 riot. After some newly-discovered deleted tweets, including this one aimed at Sen. Hawley, Republicans say Honore seems a bit partisan… From @KCStar https://t.co/xf72mr9KAy pic.twitter.com/N9HonqmEL6
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 18, 2021
But there’s much more than that. This piece includes a long list of screenshots of Honoré’s now-deleted anti-Trump tweets and retweets that show his vicious hatred towards Trump and Republicans. This prompted Republican Sen. Ron Johnson to say at the tie Pelosi appointed him:
General Honoré is an extreme partisan and should be the LAST person to head up an investigation of what happened at the Capitol on Jan 6th.
So, it should come as no surprise that Honoré should now go on MSNBC, and without any evidence, blame former President Trump for being ‘complicit in the planning’ of the January 6 riot. Business Insider reported:
“It’s my personal opinion that the executive branch was complicit in the planning and the delayed response that occurred in bringing in more federal assistance to the Capitol that day,” Honoré said during an MSNBC appearance, underscoring that he had not reached this conclusion from the security review he spearheaded.
“That’s my own perception, based on what I’ve seen and what I’ve heard and by the fact the former president is continuing to tell people, ‘This was not a riot, it meant no harm, it was like a picnic,'” Honoré said, adding, “The last I heard from him, he told them to go to the Capitol and raise hell.”
Note that Honoré specifically states that this is pure conjecture and speculation on his part, and not based on any evidence or information gained from his Capitol Riot security review.
His wild speculation was also contradicted by testimony and statements from numerous Capitol, White House, and Pentagon officials who stated at various times numerous reasons and factors for the delayed military response to the Capitol riot.
So why should General Honoré’s opinion matter now? It shouldn’t. Except to those few hard-core left-wing partisans who watch MSNBC. ADN