Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, assigned to investigate the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, has an interesting history of proclaiming far-left views and spreading theories of conspiracy, including the case he is investigating.
Not a mere neutral observer, he believed that the U.S. In the violence, the Capitol Police and the Sergeant at Arms were’ complicit.’ Honore failed to provide any facts.
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He told MSNBC recently that “I was surprised that the Pentagon did not have those soldiers on standby.” The FBI had a big breakdown in its intelligence.
“He went on to say, “Once all of this was revealed, the Capitol Police took complicit actions. A police chief has been fired, so now we have a special investigation to look into.
We hear you Sir!
Lt. Gen. Honoré will lead review of Capitol security https://t.co/JworGNPyJR
— Jerry Scott (@Jerry_Scott_FL) February 6, 2021
While Honore can definitely exercise his First Amendment rights like anybody else, there has been a bit of speculation that he is probably not the best person for what should be a non-partisan effort to find out what happened on January 6, considering the opinions he has made public.
Honore recently promoted a Twitter thread from Eric Garland, a conspiracy analyst who believed there could be a connection between the suicide of Howard Liebengood, a Capitol police officer, and Paul Manafort and Roger Stone, former Trump associates.
In view of the fact that in August 2020, he urged veterans to march on Washington in response to yet another conspiracy theory, Lt. Gen. Honore may not be able to investigate marches on Washington.
A conspiracy theory was promoted in an article from the left-wing “Politics USA,” alleging that the Trump administration was engaging in “sabotage” of the United States Postal Service.
Some suggested that Trump was seeking to discourage mail-in voting prior to the election at a time when the USPS was trying to cut costs.
The suggestion that Trump was taking instructions from Russian President Vladimir Putin to interrupt the census before it was finished was also put forward by Honore.
“Putin told the White House to stop #Census,” Honore continued to tweet.
— Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) August 15, 2020
The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early – The New York Times Crying Damn Shame , guess #Putin told the @WhiteHouse to stop #Census and the Dog Ass Supreme Court Did it . Same Dog Ass court that weaken the voters rights . https://t.co/ruU3Z7UMY7
— Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) October 14, 2020
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House Republicans objected earlier this week to Honore’s nomination. “Reps. Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, James Comer, and Rodney Davis stated that Nancy Pelosi had appointed him “without minority consultation.
Although Republicans understand that Honore has reached out to them to brief them on his work to date, it has become obvious via Honore’s own Twitter account that he is not enamored of the GOP and is obviously not a Donald Trump supporter.
“Honore recently argued that Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri “should sprint out of DC and bar ASAP.
General Honoré accused of partisanship for his comment about @Hawley.
— RemyStMichaels.com (@RemyStMichaels) February 19, 2021
He also called for President Trump’s removal from office through the 25th Amendment.
— Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) January 7, 2021
A conspiracy theory that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was trying to steer the Capitol rioters to Nancy Pelosi was also retweeted by Honore.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) January 10, 2021
Perhaps one very telling tweet is one that portrays many elected officials from Louisiana as gas cans with the caption, “We have no idea how the fire began, with spilled gasoline spelling out the word “sedition.” The tweet is intended to blame Republicans for the Jan. 6 violence.”
— Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) January 10, 2021
GOP Reps. The investigation into what occurred on Jan. 6 could be of interest to Jordan, Nunes, Comer, and Davis.
The retired Lt. Gen. welcomes his opinions and, however kooky, has the unqualified right to share them.
But if they’re going to prosecute a political crime, Nancy Pelosi should nominate someone who’s impartial, not a hard-left partisan.