Embattled Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar continued to raise eyebrows in Washington, DC this week; bizarrely defending Venezuela’s brutal socialist dictator and telling US lawmakers “regime change” is against international law.
“Only Congress can approve military action in Venezuela. The Trump administration must respect the checks and balances provided by the constitution. For too long and in too many places, we have ceded our Constitutional authority over foreign intervention,” she tweeted.
“We must support the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination and not make a bad situation worse,” she added.
Opposition to intervention ≠ support for a country’s leader.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 25, 2019
Only Congress can approve military action in Venezuela. The Trump administration must respect the checks and balances provided by the constitution. For too long and in too many places, we have ceded our Constitutional authority over foreign intervention.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 26, 2019
Omar made national headlines just week ago after posting multiple anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli rants on social media; suggesting American lawmakers support the Jewish State because of massive campaign contributions.
BAD COMPANY: Farrakhan Defends Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Rant, Rails Against ‘Wicked Jews’
Nation of Islam leader and notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan publicly praised embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar Sunday; saying she “has nothing to apologize for” after promoting vicious stereotypes on social media.
“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” Farrakhan said during his annual Saviours’ Day event. “It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world.”
Farrakhan then defended Omar’s twitter tirade; saying “Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for,” Farrakhan said. “Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you’re not lying, so if you’re not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House.”
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.