During a recent interview, Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar blamed the United States for the current conflict in Venezuela.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place have kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela, and we’ve sort of set the stage for where we’re arriving today,” said Omar.
Apparently Maduro’s starvation of his people and armored trucks running them over in the streets is not worthy of criticism in her eyes. pic.twitter.com/leTcRHWDVd
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) May 1, 2019
Omar continued, “This particular bullying, and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change, really does not help” Venezuela, which she said is “not in the interest of the United States.”
Many on Twitter were not impressed with Omar’s statement.
Cameron Gray wrote sarcastically “Pretty great that your put her on the Foreign Affairs committee, @SpeakerPelosi”
Pretty great that your put her on the Foreign Affairs committee, @SpeakerPelosi
Pat yourself on the back for that stroke of genius
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) May 1, 2019
Clay Woody Adams wrote “I just fail to comprehend how people who really hate America can be elected to public office.”
I just fail to comprehend how people who really hate America can be elected to public office.
— Clay Woody Adams (@ClayWoodyAdams1) May 1, 2019
A petition calling for Ilhan Omar to be impeached has over 11k signatures.
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