Rep. Ilhan Omar had only been in Congress for a couple of weeks before she weighed in on the crisis in Venezuela, opposing President Trump’s “U.S.-backed coup” and aligning herself with Russia, China, and Iran.
She’s stuck to her position, and as Twitchy reported, she appeared on “Democracy Now!” and accused the United States of “bullying” the Nicolas Maduro regime, which recently pulled CNN off the air after the network broadcast forces loyal to Maduro mowing down protesters in the street with an armored personnel vehicle. Another reporter was detained after taking video of Venezuelans eating out of a garbage truck.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley lowered the boom on Omar Wednesday evening:
.@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
“Cuba and Russia appreciate your support.” Damn.
Get her Nikki!
— Matt G (@MattyGee1975) May 1, 2019
Is she ever on America’s side? BTW it’s a rhetorical question.
— yahonor (@thelake7671) May 1, 2019
Foreign Affairs Committee member right there. ?
— OK USA Mom/Wife/Family/Community (@OKmomx3) May 1, 2019
Why is she even still in Congress??? She needs to go NOW!!
— Mary Sue Richards (@MarySueRichards) May 1, 2019
This is ridiculous! I believe she should be removed from her seat! She is not representing the AMERICAN people! So far nothing good has come out of this woman’s mouth!!
— Mary (@MaryBaba23) May 1, 2019
Can any one give a valid reason she still is in office with security clearance. Shouldn't she be removed
— Mr. Wright (@ESVJP211) May 1, 2019
Minnesota needs to conduct a recall election.
— Robert Wilcken (@Wilckenfamily) May 2, 2019
Someone should buy her a one way ticket there to help out!
— David giulietti (@giulietti42081) May 2, 2019
I am sure they can use her able assistance in Venezuela! Why are we the only lucky country to have her? Let’s all agree to have her spend her time in Venezuela!
— MarginalResult (@MarginalResult) May 1, 2019
We’re certain she’d get the red-carpet treatment from Maduro; we’re certain he appreciates a sitting U.S. member of Congress who sees his side of things.
Good friend and colleague is Venezuelan. We helped gather up some money to help him and his wife buy a generator for his mom, grandmother and aunt who are all stuck in Venezuela. There is no electricity.
— Casey Pechet ???? (@cpechet) May 1, 2019
Maduro back in April decided to “ration” electricity, as if the food shortages weren’t enough.
I guess that soon she’ll say that Councilman Fernando Alban who was thrown from the 10th floor of the Venezuelan intelligence agency building died because of the sanctions. Torture and genocide is OK as long as it comes from the left right?
— Christian Perez (@Biaspriene) May 2, 2019
I think we should send troops to Venezuela. Their private citizens are willing to shed blood for liberty and we can help. Especially in our hemisphere. I can’t remember last time general population of country was willing to die for freedom
— Critical Care P.A. (@NormalStorming) May 1, 2019
— Butterfly77 (@lilacflutterby) May 2, 2019
Thank you @NikkiHaley for telling the truth.
— Dorothy (@queendcamp) May 1, 2019
@NikkiHaley – Ma'am, please run in 2024!
— WX Guesser (@progged) May 2, 2019
'She is evil!' Ilhan Omar deserves to be run out on a rail for this absolutely horrific take on Venezuela https://t.co/IumqI2jpxw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 1, 2019