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Sen. Hawley on Lt. Gen. Honoré: This person has no business leading any security review related to Capitol breach

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.,speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.,speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Sen. Josh Hawley spoke during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6 attack on the Capitol. (Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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UPDATED 2:35 PM PT – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) pick to lead a Capitol security review. The senator raised concerns about the appointment of retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré to look into last month’s attack.

Honoré has partially blamed the attack on Capitol Police and the House and Senate sergeant at arms. He’s also gone on several TV and radio shows, claiming the Capitol breach was an inside job put on by Trump supporters that allowed the take over.

Hawley shut down those claims, saying there’s no evidence to prove any of the claims made by Honoré.

“To allege that any of you were complicit in this violent mob attack on this building, I think is not only extremely disrespectful, it’s really quite shocking,” Hawley stated. “This person has no business leading any security review related to the events of January 6.”

In the meantime, House and Senate panels are launching their own investigations into the security lapses at the Capitol last month. They are looking to determine what exactly went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again.

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