Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is using the January 6 riot as justification for an "excuse to seize power."
"I'm concerned that they 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," Hawley said. "Now, we're hearing about a domestic war on terror. 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 also went after Pelosi tasking retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honoré with reviewing Capitol Hill security.
Host Tucker Carlson pointed out that Honoré has liberal views on policy and has made derogatory statements about conservatives.
"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," said Hawley. "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."