Omar grills Trump’s envoy in Venezuela after botching his name

in the vicinityVideoRep. Ilhan Omar slams Trump, the Venezuela envoy Elliot Abrams

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., President Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela blasted on Wednesday about his history of supporting right-wing governments in Latin America, and to his confession in 1991 on two misdemeanor counts for lying to Congress, but went through called him the wrong name.

Omar Elliot Abrams, the messenger, “Mr. Adams called.” She went on to ask why he should Wednesday believed, after previously withholding information, decades ago, about the Iran-Contra affair.

Abrams tried to reply, but was cut off by the freshman representative, informed him there is no question. It was heated, and Abrams said it was an “attack.”


“It is not right that members of this Committee can reply to the attack of a witness who is not allowed to,” he said.

Omar, who has a seat in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, went on to say that “on Feb. 8, 1982, [Abrams] testified before the Senate Foreign Relations committee on U.S. policy in El Salvador. In this hearing, they dismissed as Communist propaganda, the reports on the massacre in El Mozote.”

She asked him: you said the “US policy in El Salvador was” a fabulous performance. Yes or no, do you think so?” Omar pressed, “do you believe that the massacre was a fabulous performance, which happened under our watch?”

“This is a ridiculous question, and I’m not going to said to react to it,” Abrams. “I’m sorry, Mr. Chairman, I’m not going to respond to this kind of personal attack, this is not a question.”

Abrams told the Committee that he believes that the increasing international pressure eventually leads to the impeachment of President Nicolas Maduro.

He did not say when Maduro would step down. But Abrams said: “a thunderstorm is coming is not” in his government and the Venezuelan leader “in the location, the weather there very much longer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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