Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) can’t help stirring up trouble wherever she goes.
This time, she’s being criticized for comparing President Trump to Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro during a recent town hall meeting.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Wednesday night compared President Donald Trump to Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro during a discussion about whether the U.S. government should intervene in Venezuela’s constitutional crisis.
“None of us are happy” with Trump, but that doesn’t mean it would be okay for a foreign country to intervene in U.S. elections, Omar argued during a Busboys and Poets town hall in Washington, D.C.
The congresswoman appeared alongside fellow Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.), and Mark Pocan (Wis.) to discuss their progressive viewpoints on several policy issues, including foreign policy.
She argued the United States should not back opposition leader Juan Guaido over Maduro, despite a constitutional argument for Guaido legally stepping in as temporary president. …
She went on to compare the situation in Venezuela to the 2016 U.S. election.
She suggested a foreign nation could have stepped in and said Hillary Clinton was the legitimate leader because she received more popular votes.
“None of us are happy with the kind of president we have,” Omar said. “Now if a foreign country just said, ‘Well, we think because Hillary got lots of votes, we’re just going to acknowledge Hillary as the leader of the United States.’ We would have a problem with that.” …
Omar went on to recognize there is a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, but suggested it didn’t give the United States the right to support one leader over another. …
This certainly isn’t Omar’s first brush with controversy.
Earlier this month, the congresswoman came under fire for anti-Semitic tweets she sent out over her social media accounts.
She claimed falsely that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the pro-Israel lobby, pays politicians to be pro-Israel. Democrats and Republicans instantly condemned her for bringing up old anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jews.
Omar was eventually forced to apologize for the tweets.
Then just last week, she was forced to apologize again during a private conference call with prominent Jewish organizations.
How Americans can continue to support her is beyond me.
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