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    Nikki Haley Blasts Ilhan Omar’s Anti-America Blame Game Over Venezuela

    Nikki Haley Blasts Ilhan Omar’s Anti-America Blame Game Over Venezuela

    Haley made it clear that Omar’s remarks further exposed her for the radical extremist she is.

    Venezuela is on fire right now, and instead of condemning illegitimate socialist President Nicolás Maduro for the inhumane conditions and violent treatment of innocent Venezuelan people, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) pointed her ire in a different direction: the United States.

    The freshman Congresswoman appeared on a segment of the far left PBS program “Democracy Now!” on Wednesday and was asked about the situation in the South American country by interviewer Amy Goodman, who characterized what was happening as a “US-supported coup attempt.”

    Here’s what Omar had to say:

    In the appearance, Omar said that the U.S. had helped put in place many of the policies that have “helped lead the devastation” in the South American country.

    “A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar told host Amy Goodman on Wednesday. “This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States.”

    Watch the video of Omar’s answer below:

    Nikky Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, went nuclear in her response:

    As Kassy Dillon at Daily Wire points out, Haley’s creds on this matter are unquestionable:

    While serving at the U.N., Haley was a frequent critic of the socialist Maduro regime. In September, she even showed up to an anti-Maduro protest outside the U.N. and spoke to protestors with a megaphone.

    “We need your voices to be loud, and I will tell you going to tell you the United States voice is going to be very loud,” Haley said to protestors. “I can tell you that I talked with President Trump and he is fired up about this. He is angry at Maduro. His comments were we are not just going to let the Maduro regime backed by Cuba hurt the Venezuelan people anymore.”

    Haley didn’t let up on Maduro even after she left her role as ambassador:

    Vice President Mike Pence, who was bizarrely accused by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) on Tuesday of “inciting violence” against the Venezuelan people, also weighed in, saying that in blaming America instead of Maduro, Omar was choosing “socialism over freedom:”

    In January, President Trump made it clear that the United States viewed opposition leader Juan Guaido as the true interim president of Venezuela. In a statement, Trump said:

    Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela. In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to declare Nicolas Maduro illegitimate, and the office of the presidency therefore vacant. The people of Venezuela have courageously spoken out against Maduro and his regime and demanded freedom and the rule of law.

    The White House reiterated its support for Guaido and the Venezuelan people on Wednesday.

    I think what’s particularly disturbing about Omar’s position on the Maduro regime, which she has maintained since her first month in office, is how it contrasts with her position on Israel. She doesn’t support sanctions on Venezuela to force Maduro out, but she does support the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel, a subject that has been covered extensively here at Legal Insurrection.

    Would now be a good time to remind everyone that in spite of Omar’s repeated use of anti-Semitic tropes, her anti-America blame games, and her defenses of oppressive dictators like Maduro, she is still on the House Foreign Affairs Committee?

    Just something to remember as the situation in Venezuela deteriorates.

    — Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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    Tiki | May 3, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Nikki Haley hits another one out of the park. She’s simply awesome. (here come the self-appointed tin badge purity police to cut her down.. in 3,2,1..)

    So, I’m re-reading Rep. Omar’s comments in light of Sen. Rubio having pointed out sanctions on a more national scale have only been used in the last few months. Prior to that, the sanctions were against individuals, obviously Maduro and high-ups in his regime.

    So, Omar is saying that this bullying of individuals over the last few years with individual, not national sanctions, trying to encourage regime change, led the economy of Venezuela into the “devastation” to which she refers. It’s not that I think Rubio is off-base.. it’s that Omar is technically arguing something even more ridiculous, that individual sanction “bullying” is what drove Venezuela into the ground.

    I’m sure her supporters will eagerly believe her either way regardless of which interpretation they walk away with…

    What man told her to wear that sheet on her head?

    Cleetus | May 4, 2019 at 7:53 am

    With Democrats attacking Trump and demanding impeachment for years over Russian collusion that turned out to be nothing but a fantasy, their attention now turned to impeachment because of Trump’s thought crimes, with their support for Antifa and BLM who routinely resort to violence, Democratic supporting judges continually acting as law makers as they seek to deny Trump from carrying out his Constitutionally directed responsibilities, the overwhelming evidence of wrong doing by the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton, with the recent follies observed in Congress (the Kavanaugh debacle, the Barr spectacle, etc.,), the blatant lies routinely spewed by the Democrats, and now the incessant claims of America being the cause for every problem such as those in Venezuela as well as the inherent superiority of socialism over capitalism, the overarching question that remains is why anyone would consider supporting the Democratic party?

      Terence G. Gain in reply to Cleetus. | May 4, 2019 at 9:09 am

      America elected Obama President. Twice. The despicable Hillary got more votes than Trump. don’t think you understand America. It is basically a 40 – 35 – 25 country, with Democrats in the lead. Given the economy he has produced, and a return to a rational foreign policy, Trump’s approval rating should be north of 60.

        Barry in reply to Terence G. Gain. | May 4, 2019 at 11:37 pm

        “The despicable Hillary got more votes than Trump.”

        Remove the illegals voting in California and Trump won the national vote, were there such a thing. But there isn’t. There is no national vote to win. Doesn’t exist. No one runs for the national vote.

    Apparently it takes a woman to do mcconnell’s job.

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