Pelosi taps post-Katrina commander Russell Honore to investigate Capitol security

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NEW ORLEANS – SEPTEMBER 20: U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honore (R) speaks during a news conference as New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin looks on September 20, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nagin said that Hurricane Rita is a threat to his city, which will remain shut as a result, and he may order evacuations if the storm changes its heading. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The retired Army lieutenant general and Louisiana native is best known for rescuing what had been a lackluster federal response to the 2005 story

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — A retired Louisiana U.S. Army General who was hand picked by the federal government to lead the post-Katrina recovery effort and stabilize the city in the chaotic days that followed the Hurricane in 2005 has now been tapped by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to investigate the security at the U.S. Capitol following the insurrection.

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was one of the most visible faces in the Katrina aftermath and is credited with helping to stabilize security in the city using National Guard troops to patrol the streets for weeks.

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