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Rep. Boebert Leads 27 Members in Calling on Partisan Hack Honoré to Be Removed

March 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03) led 25 Members of Congress in calling on Speaker Pelosi to remove Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, USA (Ret.) from investigating the events of January 6, 2021.

Representative Lauren Boebert (CO-03) stated: “General Honoré’s vulgar words towards members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol Police speak for themselves. Clearly, he is unfit for this position, and Speaker Pelosi should have never appointed him in the first place, and she needs to correct this mistake by removing him now. His words are an insult to Congress and an affront to the brave men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police. I will not let their heroism be stained by the words of this wrathful man.”

Background:

Today, U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (CO-03) introduced legislation and spearheaded a letter calling on Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to remove Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, USA (Ret.) from investigating the events of January 6, 2021 because of his record of hyper-partisanship and vulgar statements towards members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol Police disqualify him from a such a sensitive position.

Congresswoman Boebert’s bill and letter were supported by 25 Members of Congress including: Representatives Andy Biggs, Dan Bishop, Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Kat Cammack, Jerry L. Carl, Michael Cloud, Bob Gibbs, Bob Good, Paul A. Gosar, Andy Harris, Yvette Herrell, Jody Hice, Barry Loudermilk, Thomas Massie, Mary Miller, Barry Moore, Scott Perry, Bill Posey, Chip Roy, David Rouzer, John H. Rutherford, David Schweikert, Thomas P. Tiffany, Randy K. Weber.

On January 15, 2021, while the Nation was still reeling from the events of January 6th, Speaker Pelosi threw gas on the fire by appointing General Honoré, whose partisan fervor has a history of creating hostile division, to lead the investigation into Capitol security. The magnitude of the security failures on January 6th warrants a serious response led by non-partisan, cool-headed investigators. General Honoré is the wrong man for the job, and his open vulgarities directed against members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol Police have done nothing but reduce public confidence in this investigation.

While Speaker Pelosi introduced legislation honoring the “outstanding heroism and patriotism of the U.S. Capitol Police,” she also supports the leadership of a man who has called them “mall cops” who “won't be able to put on [their] uniform[s] with honor.” This incongruity is troubling, and it calls into doubt General Honoré’s leadership capabilities, and the leadership of Speaker Pelosi who appointed him. Rep. Boebert joined several of her colleagues on both sides of the aisle in calling for a transparent, fair, and honest investigation into the events of January 6th. Our democracy is precious, and it should be defended—not made into a vulgar partisan nightmare like General Honoré’s Twitter page.

The full text of the bill is available HERE.


The full text of the letter is available HERE.