Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, says that the United States is to blame for the violent conflict in Venezuela, saying the policies of the Trump administration had “kind of helped lead the devastation.”
No. Actually Venezuela is a hellhole because of their extreme Socialism and the dictator who has totally oppressed the citizens, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Appearing on Democracy Now, a news program broadcast on PBS, among other outlets, Omar was asked to weigh in on what the host described as a “US-supported coup attempt” against Maduro, Fox News reports.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today,” Omar said. “This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States.”
Omar added that there are “finally” lawmakers who have been elected to Congress who agree with her views (AOC and Tlaib.)
That sparked plenty of backlash on social media and renewed calls for her to resign from the House Foreign Relations Committee.
Sanctions against Israel, not against Venezuela, said the human rights advocate https://t.co/e7KK9XH3No
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 1, 2019
This woman is a disgrace! https://t.co/qeCfvZ9Wfl
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) May 1, 2019
Ilhan Omar’s response to Venezuela’s murderous dictator?
1) Refuse to support global coalition backing Guaidó
2) Back the socialist regime
3) Demonize US aid
Now she's blaming AMERICA for the crisis.
She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Cmte.pic.twitter.com/cfGWZfVseW
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 1, 2019
The freshman congresswoman previously did not recognize the man the U.S. goverment considers to be the legitimate leader of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. She also faced backlash for claiming that President Donald Trump was backing a “coup.”
Omar has sparked plenty of controversy since being elected to Congress. She was repeatedly accused of anti-Semitism for various criticisms of support for Israel and was slammed for referring to 9/11 as “some people did something.”
The Daily Caller reorts that Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaidó, who is fighting to gain control of the country, called for a military uprising against Maduro in an operation titled Operacion Libertad. Venezuelans have been protesting against Maduro for months, and the U.S. has declared support for what Omar referred to as a “regime change.”
Most other Western nations also declared Guaidó to be the legitimate leader of Venezuela after red flags arose during the 2018 election.
“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela,” she continued. “It certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States.”
YouTube video courtesy of Daily Caller News Foundation
Interestingly, despite condemning America’s use of sanctions in Venezuela, Omar has been vocal in her support of sanctioning Israel. The Minnesota congresswoman has come out in favor of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to punish the nation-state of Israel by economically depriving the country for its alleged mistreatment of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
Omar, along with fellow Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, became America’s first Muslim congresswomen when sworn into office in January. Their time in office has been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism and anti-American sentiments.
These radical leftist scumbags need to go ASAP.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!