Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna loves him some Nicolas Maduro, so it should come as no surprise that he just can’t muster anything more than a half-assed, insincere condemnation of the Maduro regime’s brutal oppression of the Venezuelan people.

But it takes some serious balls to try to place government-sanctioned mowing down of protesters at the feet of Vice President Mike Pence and then urge “diplomacy and restraint”:

By “diplomacy and restraint,” he means looking the other way while Maduro wages war against his own people — and blaming our vice president for the whole thing.

Ro Khanna needs to restrain himself.