Socialist Rep. Ilhan Omar disgustingly claimed this week that the United States is to blame for the “coup” in Venezuela, not the brutal reign of dictator Nicolas Maduro.
During an appearance on Democracy Now, Omar was asked about the riots and uprisings in Venezuela, where thousands of Venezuelans have been protesting against the Maduro regime.
After liberal host Amy Goodman described it as a “U.S. supported coup attempt against President Maduro,” Omar also made some highly egregious comments.
“A lot of the policies that we’ve put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela, and we’ve sort of set the stage, uh, for where we are arriving today,” Omar said.
“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help people of countries like Venezuela and it certainly does not help and is not in the interests of the United States,” she continued.
“And I think, finally, we have folks in Congress that see” her perspective, Omar added.
Omar’s comments come as there’s a brewing civil war in Venezuela over rampant crime, poverty, socialism, and the Maduro regime starving and harming many of the people living there.
The United States, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, and Argentina have all backed Juan Guaido, president of the National Assembly, as the legitimate leader of Venezuela.
The riots in Venezuela got so bad this week that an alleged member of Maduro’s regime ran over civilians with what looks like a military-grade vehicle.
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) April 30, 2019
Since becoming a member of Congress in January, Omar has come under fire for making several anti-Semitic and controversial comments.
While speaking on Capitol Hill earlier this week, Omar slammed the United States.
“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics,” Omar said. “This is not going to be the country of white people.”
Late last month, she was swiftly condemned for describing the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks as “some people did something.”
As detailed by I Love My Freedom, here are just a few of the remarks she has made since becoming a member of Congress in January:
–“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country. I want to ask, why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the [National Rifle Association], of fossil-fuel industries, or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobby that is influencing policy?” Omar said at a policy forum in Washington, DC, last month.
–Omar apologized for a 2012 tweet in which she claimed Israel had “hypnotized” the world and committed “evil doings.”
–Omar apologized in March for stating that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee bribed Republican lawmakers into supporting the Jewish state.
Omar has a long history making anti-Semitic comments, and liberals apparently do not care.