House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) isn’t ready to let the January 6 riot go, despite the acquittal of Donald Trump of the charges of inciting the riot. Pelosi is out for blood and has set her sites on a 9/11-style commission to find and punish a culprit.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), the maverick Senator that dared to object to the certification of the presidential election on that fateful day, has charged Pelosi with using that 9/11-style commission to seize power and exact revenge on Trump supporters and conservatives.
Hawley remarked in a Wednesday evening appearance on FNC’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he is “concerned that [Democrats] continue to treat the January 6 catastrophe, that criminal riot as an excuse to seize power, to control more power, to step on people’s Second Amendment rights to take away their First Amendment rights.”
“Now, we’re hearing about a domestic war on terror,” Hawley continued. “I mean, what’s that going to be? An excuse to go rifle through the e-mails and bank statements and personal messages of law-abiding Americans? I mean, this is very, very frightening stuff. And what Pelosi and the Democrats are doing here trying to consolidate power, it’s dangerous.”
Hawley remarked that Pelosi’s appointment of retired Lt. Gen. Russel Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré as the head of the commission is of major concern as well, as he has shown significant bias against Republicans in the past.
Despite his distinguished military career, as Tucker Carlson pointed out this week, Honoré has a decidedly anti-Republican bent, conspicuously attacking Hawley and fellow GOP Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) days after the riot in a series of unhinged tweets.
“This little peace of s**t with his @Yale law degree should be run out of DC and Disbarred ASAP,” Honoré tweeted, tagging Hawley and Cruz. “These @Yale and @Harvard law grads is high order white privilege,” he added.
Honoré clearly has a bone to pick with those that objected to the electoral vote certification, raising questions about his objectivity when it comes to investigating the events contributing to the January 6 riot.
“This is somebody, this particular General who has been retired now for a while, and I don’t question his service to our country at all, Tucker. I applaud him for it. But he has been a partisan, a dedicated partisan, that’s putting it mildly since he left the military, an extreme left-wing Democrat. And you could just see it in the comments that he’s made.