What should America’s role be in Venezuela? It’s something Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams could not have been more at odds over at Wednesday’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.
Omar began her questioning of Abrams by noting his involvement in the 1980s Iran-Contra Affair. He was accused of withholding information at the time but was later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush. Given that context, Omar wondered why Americans should consider anything Abrams says as “truthful.” . . .
Omar noted how Abrams called U.S. policy in El Salvador a “fabulous achievement,” despite reports that U.S.-trained troops massacred 800 civilians and raped and killed a 12-year-old girl.
Abrams, not giving any credence to Omar’s narrative, said that from the day Rodrigo Duterte was elected, El Salvador has been a democracy and that yes, he considers that a fabulous achievement.
Then, Omar asked an unbelievably offensive question, “Yes or no, do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?”
A point on the @IlhanMN exchange with Elliott Abrams. She takes Maduro’s side in Venezuela, calling @jguaido a “far right” coup plotter. And she then turns around and lectures Abrams (or is it Adams?) about human rights and genocide. What a farce https://t.co/61rkAk5Z1Q
— Eli Lake (@EliLake) February 14, 2019
An apologist for the murderous #MaduroRegime & serial anti-semitic tweeter has no standing to attack anyone on human rights.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 14, 2019
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