As Venezuelans take to the streets to stand for their freedom against an oppressive dictator, Democrat Congresswoman @IlhanMN chooses socialism over freedom. The Trump Administration stands with the freedom-loving people of Venezuela. https://t.co/UYiPLPvKl5
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 2, 2019
FoxNews.com reports that
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., fired back at Vice President Pence on Friday after he took issue with her remarks on the escalating tensions in Venezuela.
“Women of color have heard this before. Instead of ‘We disagree,’ it’s ‘She doesn’t know what she’s talking about,’” Omar tweeted. “They have to make us feel small. This from an Administration that thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax.”
Earlier in the day, Pence accused Omar of not knowing “what she’s talking about” after she appeared to lay some responsibility for the ongoing situation in Venezuela on the Trump administration over its “bullying” tactics and sanctions.
Pence, for his part, assigned blame for the unrest to embattled President Nicolas Maduro.
“Nicolas Maduro is a socialist dictator who has taken what was one of the most prosperous nations in this hemisphere and brought it literally to a level of deprivation and oppression and poverty that we have never seen,” Pence said. “Nine out of 10 people in Venezuela live in poverty. Three million people have fled Venezuela. That’s not a result of U.S. policies. That’s the result of dictatorship and socialism that has been imposed on people of Venezuela by Nicolas Maduro.”
Earlier in the week, Omar made comments on PBS’ “Democracy Now!,” saying that “a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today.”
“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,” she added.
Pence separately took issue with those remarks on Thursday, accusing her on Twitter of picking “socialism over freedom.” He went on to extend the administration’s support to “the freedom-loving people of Venezuela.”
Vice-President Pence is exactly right.
Everywhere that it has been tried, Marxism has failed and Venezuela is no exception.
Back during my college days in the late 1970s, I had a class with a young man from Venezuela.
He would speak to me regularly about how his nation was thriving economically and becoming a major player on the world stage.
He would brag about how beautiful the cities were and speak of the national pride which he felt for his country.
Look at Venezuela now.
After years of suffering under Marxist Regimes, the citizens of Venezuela are forced to eat garbage just to stay alive.
And, this is what Rep. Ilhan Omar is trying to blame on OUR Sovereign Nation…the very country which she has sworn an oath to?
Fox News’ Jesse Watters has had enough…
“I would issue a challenge to her. Omar, please say one good thing about America,” Watters said on “The Five” on Thursday.
“We hear her so much saying what’s wrong with America. Just say what you’re proud of. I think that would counterbalance some of the negativity that you hear coming out of her mouth.”
Jesse, I wouldn’t hold your breath while you’re waiting for her to comply with your request.
After all, the woman is an anti-American, anti-Semite Muslim from Somalia who married her own brother to keep him from being deported.
In fact, she is so filled with animus toward the country which she is supposed to be representing, that she has forgotten the lesson which a “man of color” tqaught us long ago:
It’s not about the color of your skin. It’s about the content of your character.
And Rep. Omar, yours is sorely lacking.
Until He Comes,