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Pelosi: Retired Lt. General to Lead Capitol Security Review

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Pelosi: Retired Lt. General to Lead Capitol Security Review


A retired lieutenant general will lead a review of the U.S. Capitol security following the Jan. 6 breach, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday. “We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming. To that end, I have asked Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, interagency processes, and command and control,” Pelosi told reporters in Washington. She called Honore, who headed the Hurricane Katrina Task Force, “a respected leader with experience dealing with crises.” There’s “strong interest” in Congress designating an outside 9/11-type commission to conduct an after-action review, she added. The idea of an independent commission is supported by several Republican senators. Honore hasn’t yet commented on the review. His social media pages are littered with posts against President Donald Trump and the Trump administration and he has called to put …

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