Rep. Ilhan Omar is the most vile human being to be elected to Congress in a long time. Omar is actually achieving what was thought to be impossible: she is making her predecessor Keith Ellison look good.
This pro-Sharia anti-Semite openly defended the al-Shabaab terrorist group and openly supports the BDS movement, but has the audacity to attack Elliot Abrams on genocide and human rights. It is absolutely unconscionable that Nancy Pelosi would give Omar a platform to make a mockery of America by appointing her to the House Foreign Relations Committee. The conduct that we have seen from Omar over the last week is likely just the tip of the iceberg.
Sadly, Omar represents Minnesota’s hard-left 5th Congressional district, one of the most radical in the United States. As a result, Omar will be in Congress debasing America for as long as she chooses. Politicians such as Omar are perfect examples of why term limits in Congress are a must.
American’s should be very concerned about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s newfound political power.
NYP: Embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar got into a ridiculous back and forth on Wednesday with the US special envoy to Venezuela — asking the diplomat a question and then blatantly ignoring his response.
The Minnesota Democrat asked Elliot Abrams about his past dismissal of the 1981 El Mozote massacre — where more than 800 civilians in El Salvador were killed during the Salvadoran Civil War — as communist propaganda.
“You said that US policy in El Salvador was a fabulous achievement .Yes or no. Do you still think so?” Omar asked.
Abrams replied: “From the day that President [José] Duarte was elected in a free election to this day, El Salvador has been a democracy. That’s a fabulous achievement.”
“Yes or no. Do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?” Omar asked.
“That is a ridiculous question, and—no!” Abrams said.
But Omar wouldn’t accept his answer.
“I will take that as a yes,” she said bizarrely.
The fiery exchange took place during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing about the US response to the crisis in Venezuela — less than a week after Omar was blasted over tweets many deemed anti-Semitic.
She later apologized for claiming a pro-Israeli lawmaker was influenced by Jewish money.
Omar began the hearing Wednesday by questioning why Abrams should be seen as credible, considering his guilty pleas for withholding information from Congress over the Iran-Contra scandal when he worked in the Reagan administration. He was 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 was named special envoy to Venezuela last month, shortly after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate president over Nicolas Maduro.
Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday they would oppose US military intervention in Venezuela.
In a House hearing on Venezuela today, anti-Semite Ilhan Omar despicably attacked Trump’s new special envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, by suggesting over and over that he would look the other way at the US committing war crimes and genocide as he implements US policy there.
Here’s more from Fox News:
The Trump administration’s new special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, clashed Wednesday with freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., during a House hearing on the Caracas crisis after the congresswoman tried to turn focus to Abrams’ history in Latin America while asking him point-blank whether he’d support “genocide” if it served American interests.
Abrams fired back, calling the line of questioning “ridiculous” and refusing to respond to the personal “attack.”
On Wednesday, Omar began her questioning of Abrams with his connection to the Iran-Contra scandal during the Reagan administration, U.S. support of the right-wing government of José Napoleón Duarte during the Salvadoran Civil War and Washington’s broader involvement in Latin America’s civil conflicts during the 1970s and 1980s.
“In 1991, you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information to Congress regarding your involvement [in] the Iran-Contra affair for which you were later pardoned by George H.W. Bush,” Omar said. “I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful.”
The Iran-Contra affair involved senior Reagan administration officials secretly facilitating the sale of arms to Iran, which was the subject of an arms embargo, in the hopes of using those funds to support right-wing paramilitaries attempting to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government.
Abrams attempted to respond, but Omar said she was not asking a question and went on to criticize him for his 1982 testimony before the Senate in which he dismissed as “communist propaganda” reports about the El Mozote Massacre, where the Salvadoran army killed more than 800 civilians in 1981. The soldiers responsible for the massacre, the Atlacatl Battalion, had recently been trained by U.S. forces.
“That is a ridiculous question,” Abrams responded when Omar asked him if he thought the massacre was a “fabulous achievement.” “I am sorry, but I am not going to respond to that kind of an attack.”
Omar then asked if he would “support crimes against humanity or genocide if you believe they were serving U.S. interests as you did in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.” Abrams in the past had defended Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who oversaw a campaign in which thousands of Guatemalans were either massacred or disappeared and who was later convicted of genocide. Omar, though, has also faced criticism for challenging the U.S. policy in Venezuela, and her questions appeared to suggest active U.S. opposition to Maduro, who has overseen a complete economic collapse in Venezuela, could spiral into “genocide.”
Abrams responded: “I don’t believe this line of questioning is meant to be real questions and so I will not reply.”
Omar then said she wanted to know whether “a genocide will take place and you will look the other way because American interests were being upheld.” Abrams said the American policy in Venezuela is to support the Venezuelan people’s effort to restore democracy.
It doesn’t get more despicable and vile than this. She first attacks his credibility and then refuses to let him respond to that. Then she accuses him of supporting genocide as long as US interests are achieved. How ridiculous!
Honestly, I wouldn’t have blamed Abrams if he got up and walked out of the committee right then and there.
And I’m just going to point out, in case his name that she mispronounced doesn’t give it away for ya, that Abrams is Jewish man. Coincidence?
I doubt it.
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