Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended Ilhan Omar’s vicious rant against US Special Envoy Elliott Abrams Wednesday; saying the Congresswoman’s outrageous accusations of ‘Venezuelan Genocide’ felt “like justice.”
“Ilhan Omar is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question Trump’s envoy to VZ, who pled guilty to several Iran-Contra crimes, feels like justice,” tweeted Cortez.
I often reflect on @AyannaPressley‘s words: “people closest to the pain should be closest to the power.”@IlhanMN is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question Trump’s envoy to VZ, who pled guilty to several Iran-Contra crimes, feels like justice. https://t.co/3mFv0lmAis
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Omar erupted during Abram’s congressional testimony regarding Venezuela’s socialist regime this week; accusing the Trump official of endorsing war crimes and other atrocities.
FIREWORKS: Special Envoy RIPS Ilhan Omar When Asked if He ‘Supports’ Venezuelan GENOCIDE
Embattled Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar viciously attacked the US Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams during his congressional testimony Wednesday; bizarrely asking if the official would support a “genocide in Venezuela”
“I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful,” said Omar.
Special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Rep. Ilhan Omar clash in testy exchange at House Foreign Affairs hearing.
"Whether…a genocide will take place and you will look the other way because American interests were being upheld is a fair question," she says. pic.twitter.com/b74qqY3bY1
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2019
“It is not right to attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” said Elliott Abrams.
At hrng, Dem MN Rep Ilhan Omar brings up Iran-Contra w/special Envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. Asks if he would back genocide in Venezuela like he did in Guatemala
Abrams: That is a ridiculous question. I'm not going to respond to that kind of personal attack
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 13, 2019
Watch the fiery exchange above.
REP. OMAR: President Trump Promoting Venezuela ‘COUP’ to ‘Install Far Right’ Leader
Rep. Ilhan Omar continued to ruffle feathers in Washington, DC this week; bizarrely claiming President Trump was promoting a Venezuela ‘coup’ to install “far right” politicians as socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s regime crumbled.
“A US backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump’s efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region. We must support Mexico, Uruguay & the Vatican’s efforts to facilitate a peaceful dialogue,” she tweeted.
A US backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump's efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region. We must support Mexico, Uruguay & the Vatican's efforts to facilitate a peaceful dialogue.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 25, 2019
Omar’s Twitter account made national headlines this week when she posted -then quietly deleted- a message claiming the Covington Catholic students were using “racist chants” in a now-debunked viral video.