Tucker Carlson exposed the retired Lt. General Russell Honoré who has been selected by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lead the investigation into Capitol security during the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. On his show Wednesday night, Carlson revealed Honoré as divisive, a man who appears to have already made his determinations before the investigation has been completed.
"This is a problem that this guy should be in charge of anything," Carlson said. He later remarked "This is the guy, it's like putting Joy Reid in charge of security."
"Nancy Pelosi says General Russel Honoré has been quote, 'assessing our security needs by reviewing what happened on Jan. 6, and how we must ensure that it does not happen again,'" Carlson said.
"But that’s not right. General Honoré already has come to conclusions about what happened on Jan. 6, he's been very public about that. And you should know what those conclusions are and what kind of person he is. Just because his title is 'general' doesn't mean that he’s sane, or not a wild-eyed partisan. On the day after the Capitol riot, Honoré suggested it was an inside job, and that the sergeant-in-arms might be implicated in the plot."
The clips Carlson showed, of Honoré expressing his views on news segments, make it clear that he thinks that the Capitol Police were largely "complicit" in the events of Jan. 6. This is because he believes that the officers were "Trumpsters."
Carlson questioned Honoré's narrative, asking "How would he know that? Well, of course, he doesn't know that he doesn’t have any idea and who you voted for is irrelevant. These are sworn police officers. They're doing their job, but General Honoré decided to attack them on the basis of speculation about their political beliefs. This is a problem that this guy would be in charge of anything. And that problem goes beyond General Honoré prejudging what happened at the Capitol on the base of no knowledge. Like so many of our country's ex generals, this guy's an authoritarian and an unhinged one."
"He understands how to use force to achieve political objectives," Carlson said. "And it seems like he's being set up to use his military training against anyone who sees the world differently than he does. They'll be reclassified as domestic terrorists. Who are these people and what threat to the pose? Well, according to General Honoré, those threats include the Constitution and our Second Amendment."
"For real, he believes your right to defend yourself is dangerous. He said that, and we’re quoting here, quote, 'We can't permit Second Amendment rights at First Amendment protests.' Really constitutional scholar are you? Imagine a public figure with a general in front of his name making that statement. This is the guy Nancy Pelosi wants in charge of security.
"Honoré is not a fan of the First Amendment, either, by the way. On Twitter, he attacked this network, even told people to stop buying the we can't use it profanity, the 'crappy' stocks of any company that advertises on Fox News talking to the stock price of advertisers. He retweeted posts accusing the social media site Parler of being, and I'm quoting now, 100 percent complicit in the Jan. 6 riot."
"This is the guy, it's like putting Joy Reid in charge of security," Carlson remarked. "This is insane. General Honoré believes that elected members of Congress people like US Rep. Lauren Boebert, shouldn't be allowed to fly on commercial aircraft because of her political views, quote, 'put her on a no fly list.'
"He said something similar about Senator Josh Hawley, the senator from Missouri quote, 'this little piece of crap with his Yale Law degree should be run out of DC and disbarred ASAP.' Run out of D.C., really? What do you mean by that? Run out of DC and disbarred? This is crazy. But this is the guy Nancy Pelosi is leading the security response to the Capitol riot. This should really worry you. Is this really about what happened in the Capitol on Jan. 6? No, it's about you and your rights rights that people like General Honoré and Nancy Pelosi view is the greatest threat of all."
"Nancy Pelosi isn't interested in getting any facts, she's interested in amassing power," Senator Josh Hawley told Carlson in the next segment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi selected retired Lt. General Russell Honoré to lead an investigation into the "security infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control" of Capitol Hill security as regards the riot on Jan. 6.
Pelosi said on January 15 that "We must subject this whole complex though to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming." Of Honoré, she said "The general is a respected leader with experience dealing with crises... As a former vice director for operations, J-3, with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his focus was military support to civilian authorities… and he has experience with the national Capitol region security."