Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) blamed the United States on Wednesday for the ongoing crisis in Venezuela which led to political leaders calling for Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“In February, Ilhan Omar Omar questioned US special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams on Capitol Hill,” leftist Amy Goodman began. “We welcome you to Democracy Now! Congress member Ilhan Omar before we talk about the remarkable rally held for you in defense of you yesterday just outside the Capitol next to the reflecting pool, if you can comment on what’s taking place right now in Venezuela, the U.S. supported coup attempt against President Maduro.”
“Thank you Amy for for having me, it’s really great to join you all this morning,” Omar responded. “I concur with what Professor Sachs was saying, you know, I mean a lot of the policies that we’ve put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we’ve sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today 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 it’s not in the interest of the United States and, uh, I think finally we have folks in Congress that see what Professor Sachs was referencing.”
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded to Omar’s comments in a tweet, writing: “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.”