House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she has asked Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré “to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control” at the Capitol complex following last week's deadly attack.
"We must subject this whole complex to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming," Pelosi said.
Pelosi also said there is "strong interest" in Congress for creating a 9/11- style commission to investigate the siege.
"Members are moving forward with strong oversight from committees of course to have after action review. There is strong interest in the Congress in a 9/11-type commission – an outside commission to conduct that after action review. In the meantime I’m very grateful for Gen. Honoré for taking on this responsibility,” she said.
Honoré led the Department of Defense response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and was vice director for operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, according to his biography.
Pelosi said there has been “unprecedented mobilization of security” after the Capitol attack last week.
She expressed gratitude to Capitol Police and the National Guard for their actions.
“They have shown great courage, and we're very proud of them,” Pelosi said.