President Trump’s Venezuela envoy clashes with Ilhan Omar at hearing: ‘That is a ridiculous question.’
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar got into a ludicrous back and forth with the US special envoy to Venezuela by asking the diplomat a question and then flagrantly ignoring his response.
Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar defames Jewish-American hero Elliott Abrams:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams got into a fiery exchange on Wednesday that began with her wondering why anything he said could be considered credible after his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Abrams testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. response to the crisis in Venezuela, which has collapsed under far-left policies that have decimated its economy and caused hyperinflation, starvation and medical shortages. The Trump administration is supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and said authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro must step down and leave the country.
Omar opened her questioning by calling Abrams “Mr. Adams” and recounting Abrams’ misdemeanor guilty pleas for withholding information from Congress over the Iran-Contra scandal while he worked in the Reagan administration. He was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush in 1992.
“I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful,” Omar said.
Abrams sought to respond, but Omar said it wasn’t a question as the two spoke over each other.
“It is not right that members of this committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” Abrams said.
She went on to recount his 1982 congressional testimony about U.S. policy toward El Salvador, where as Assistant Secretary of State he said reports about the El Mozote massacre perpetrated by the Salvadoran Army weren’t credible. Omar discussed the details of the massacre and quoted Abrams’s remarks that U.S. policy there was a “fabulous achievement.” More
Elliott Abrams is Jewish, Republican and supportive of the Venezuelan people all three things that Omar really detests. She’s never going to change, no matter what lip service she gives to “learning from my Jewish colleagues.” She is an anti-Semite and will always be an anti-Semite. I expect more a lot more vileness from her.