Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday, criticizing her selection of Russell Honore to lead the review of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
The letter, signed by 17 GOP lawmakers, questions Honore’s impartiality given his disparaging statements about the U. S. Capitol Police and members of Congress.
“Honore is entitled to his personal opinions, but we are concerned that his selection will undermine the serious purpose of this review: to develop a fair and clear-eyed assessment of the systemic security and leadership failures concerning the events of January 6,” the letter states.
The Republicans pointed out in the letter that Honore has described members of the U. S. Capitol police as “[expletive] hats” for asking him to follow security protocols during a visit to the Capitol.
“This statement is troublesome as LTF Honore will undoubtedly examine some of these same security protocols during his review,” the letter states.
Pelosi’s office and Honore’s representative did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ requests for comment.
The House Judiciary GOP letter points to other statements by Honore in which he accused the U. S. Capitol Police (USCP), without evidence, of aiding the rioters who broke into the Capitol. Honore said the rioters were able to gain access to the Capitol because “30-40 percent of the USCP officers are ‘Trumpsters.’”