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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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scooterjay | May 3, 2019 at 9:20 am

Rip that scarf off her head and I’ll bet there is a glass dome covering her brains, and she would say “Ack ack! Ack ack ack ack, ack ack ack!

Oh wow, a Muslim from a nation famed for their violent extremism is an anti-Western nutjob. Tell us all that Dems are the real racists. That will show them. Make sure you keep importing them that will show those nationalists and those good paper Americans will remember us fondly. They won’t tear down our statues.

Ilhan Omar is like a scab on a cut. If you keep picking at it, it’ll never heal.

The best way to deal with this person is to absolutely ignore her. Make her media footprint ——> Ø.

All this press she gets enables her to live rent-free in the heads of the uninformed.

IGNORE HER! Giving her a voice plays right into her hands.

    Valerie in reply to tiger66. | May 3, 2019 at 10:31 am

    This person is in high public office because the Democrat Party recruited her. Now, I am sure they would like us to fail to notice their radicalism.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to tiger66. | May 3, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Or like a “bloody” hemorrhoid on Obama……

    Frank G in reply to tiger66. | May 4, 2019 at 7:57 am

    And Nancy Palsi put her on the House Foreign Relation Comm. Tells you all you need to know about the Democrat Parrty

    Terence G. Gain in reply to tiger66. | May 4, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Omar was given the opportunity to spout her lies on PBS. Neither fact should be ignored. Both her and PBS should be condemned. Ignoring her isn’t going to restrict her influence. The Left will give her a platform .

healthguyfsu | May 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

Tlaib is like you go, girl or maybe even hold my O’ Douls.

AOC is like…yes, power to all women, no matter how misinformed, we’ll just play a couple SJW cards like race and gender and get out of jail free.

All the other Dems are like, Oh crap, Omar went off script AGAIN.

Omar was given a chance to look down her nose at America, and did not disappoint.

Marxist mismanaged Venezuela having been so helpful, for so long, to Hezbollah is another factor to consider.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Squires. | May 3, 2019 at 10:49 am

    It is likely that Omar is truly ignorant of the facts, after all she comes from a really dull witted group.

    Somalia’s average IQ is 68, a full two standard deviations below Caucasians, and three below Jews.

    Recent discoveries have shown us that Neanderthals were much more advanced than previously thought, and that their DNA continues in light skinned people, but not in people from Africa.

    In other words, Neanderthals were probably smarter that Omar’s people 🙂

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JusticeDelivered. | May 3, 2019 at 5:13 pm

      I’ve read many times its because of the centuries of family inbreeding.

      Is that true?

        Cousin marriage is very common in Muslim majority countries. Allah via the Quran tells Muslims who are off limits when it comes to marriage/sex. Surah 4:23 contains the list:

        “Prohibited to you [for marriage] are your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your father’s sisters, your mother’s sisters, your brother’s daughters, your sister’s daughters, your [milk] mothers who nursed you, your sisters through nursing, your wives’ mothers, and your step-daughters under your guardianship [born] of your wives unto whom you have gone in. But if you have not gone in unto them, there is no sin upon you. And [also prohibited are] the wives of your sons who are from your [own] loins, and that you take [in marriage] two sisters simultaneously, except for what has already occurred. Indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.”

        Note that cousins aren’t on the list. Moreover the Quran in Surah 33:21 commands Muslims to emulate Muhammad if they want to see Islamic heaven.

        “There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.”

        Muslims can’t condemn cousin marriage because Muhammad practiced it. One of his wives was his first cousin Zaynab. And he arranged the marriage between his daughter Fatima to his cousin Ali. If Muslims condemns cousin marriage they are insulting Muhammad which will get you killed in the Islamic world.

        Of course there are health risks associated with cousin marriage but they aren’t as large as people may think. There is a greater risk stillbirth but I don’t have good statistics as to how large the difference. The risk of birth defects associated with cousin marriages 6% which is twice the 3% chance associated with marriages between unrelated men and women. Many Muslims don’t know about the health risks, while many others are aware of the risks but they don’t consider the risk to be that great. And it isn’t. The real problems arise after generation after generation after generation of cousins in the same family keep marrying, becoming more and more inbred.

        Ilhan Omar is an idiot, but I don’t know if this is the reason although Powerline blog has documented that she almost certainly married her own brother. That appears to have been for the purpose of immigration fraud.

        While we did first impose sanctions on Venezuela about a decade ago, those sanctions only prevented them from purchasing weapons. They had ordered something like $100,000 automatic rifles and we blocked the sale. They also tried to contract with the Israelis to upgrade their aging fleet of F-16s; when we were able to convince the Israelis not to take the contract we did the same with the Spaniards.

        The US has never placed economic sanctions on the country or the government as a whole. We placed sanctions on individual government and military officials as well as businessmen. And when I checked with the Treasury Dept. website there were only 50 Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) in total. And we only put those sanctions in place in 2015. In other words, starving Venezuelans were already hunting rats, pigeons, and cats and using bank notes as toilet paper (because toilet paper was more expensive when you could find it) due to socialism long before even those limited sanctions were in effect.

        Of course Ilhan Omar is an idiot who doesn’t know what she’s talking about. She’s a socialist. Socialists never know what they’re talking about, or else they never could be socialists.

Old Navy Doc | May 3, 2019 at 10:16 am

This politician is willfully ignoring facts and history.
Venezuela demonstrates the apoptosis of socialism/Marxism. (Google it)
Loving the Easter Bunny doesn’t make it so.

The Democrats need to clean house, and this nasty piece of work needs to be removed from any position that allows her access to confidential information.

    Terence G. Gain in reply to Valerie. | May 4, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Omar is a quintessential America-hating Democrat. The Democrats need to be rejected at the polls.

Anybody else get the feeling that she will replace Pence on the ticket in 2020, and Pence, in return, gets Secretary of Defense?

For Trump, part of a second term would be grooming a successor, and while I like Pence a lot, and he’d be a good President, the feeling is that Haley would energize voters more.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Eric R.. | May 3, 2019 at 11:35 am

    At first, I thought you meant Omar and thought you were making a joke because she is helping to gift Trump re-election.

This loathsome POS despises the very country who took her in and rescued her from her third world shithole. She needs to shunned and ignored.

She is so extreme that it’s hard for me to understand how she could’ve ever been elected. What is wrong with the people of Minnesota? I realize that we all want to be recognized as caring and Unbiased in our life. But those desires have to be matched by at least a little discipline and appreciation for the nature of the task. Omar is completely unsuited to the task of being a congress person. Yet a large number of Minnesota citizens failed to see the obvious. What is wrong with the people of MN? I would attribute it to frozen brains although it would be hard to freeze a brain that is wedged so firmly where the sun doesn’t shine.

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?

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.

      “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.