Retired Army General To Review US Capitol Security

The Washington Post reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday announced that retired Army general Russel L. Honoré, known for coordinating military relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, would lead “an immediate review” of the security of the U.S. Capitol complex.

“Last week, we suffered a devastating attack on the Capitol that threatened the lives of and traumatized members of Congress, staff and support workers,” Pelosi said at a news conference. “To protect our democracy, we must now subject the security of the U.S. Capitol Complex to rigorous scrutiny.”

Pelosi called Honoré “a respected leader with experience dealing with crises” and said he would review the Capitol’s security infrastructure and procedures.