Vice President Mike Pence unloaded on Rep. Ilhan Omar Friday after the controversial Congresswoman accused the Trump administration of “making it worse” for the people of Venezuela.
“The congresswoman doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Pence said. “Nicolas Maduro is a socialist dictator who has taken what was one of the most prosperous nations in this hemisphere and brought it literally to a level of deprivation and oppression and poverty that we have never seen. Nine out of 10 people in Venezuela live in poverty. Three million people have fled Venezuela. That’s not a result of U.S. policies. That’s the result of dictatorship and socialism that has been imposed on people of Venezuela by Nicolas Maduro.”
As Venezuelans take to the streets to stand for their freedom against an oppressive dictator, Democrat Congresswoman @IlhanMN chooses socialism over freedom. The Trump Administration stands with the freedom-loving people of Venezuela. https://t.co/UYiPLPvKl5
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 2, 2019
Omar stunned the nation earlier this week when she publicly blamed the United States for the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, saying “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.”
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HALEY RIPS OMAR: Nikki Haley SLAMS Omar After Blaming US for Venezuela Disaster
Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley unloaded on Rep. Ilhan Omar this week after the Congresswoman blamed Venezuela’s current political chaos on the United States; saying Cuba and Russia “appreciate” her support.
“@IlhanMN the avg Venezuelan adult has lost 24 lbs. Babies have no medicine. Families have to walk miles in the heat to get the only meal they may have that day. All bc of the corrupt Maduro regime. Your comments are so far from the truth. Cuba and Russia appreciate your support,” posted Haley on social media.
.@IlhanMN the avg Venezuelan adult has lost 24 lbs. Babies have no medicine. Families have to walk miles in the heat to get the only meal they may have that day. All bc of the corrupt Maduro regime. Your comments are so far from the truth. Cuba and Russia appreciate your support. https://t.co/o1ADtlwrtN
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) May 1, 2019
“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,” said Omar Wednesday during an interview.
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.