Ilhan Omar (D-MN) lost total control. Is it time she steps down?
Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) exploded at former Reagan administration official Elliott Abrams during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday as she called him by the wrong name and refused to accept one of his answers.
“Abrams testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. response to the crisis in Venezuela, which has collapsed under far-left policies that have decimated its economy and caused hyperinflation, starvation and medical shortages,” The Washington Free Beacon reported. “The Trump administration is supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and said authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro must step down and leave the country.”
“Mr. Adams, in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding your involvement in the Iran-contra affair for which you were later pardoned by President George HW Bush,” Omar said. “I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful.”
“If I can respond to that,” Abrams responded.
“Ah, em, it wasn’t a question,” Omar fired back.
Abrams again tried to respond and Omar rudely cut him off.
“That was not that was not a question,” Omar yelled. “That was, I, I reserve the right to my time.”
“It is not right that members of the committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” Abrams said.
“That was not a question, thank you for your participation,” Omar arrogantly said.
Omar later asked Abrams if a foreign massacre was a “fabulous achievement” and refused to accept his answer.
“Yes or no, do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?” Omar asked.
“That is a ridiculous question,” Abrams responded.
“Yes or no?” Omar yelled.
“No!” Abrams fired back.
“I will take that as a ‘yes,'” Omar shockingly responded.
Omar, who has been so controversy-laden that President Donald Trump called on her to resign on Tuesday, was again widely condemned for her behavior during the hearing.
“In recent days, the world has witnessed the support the U.S. has offered the Venezuelan people with the ultimate goal of restoring democracy in their country,” RNC director and spokesperson of Hispanic Media, Yali Nunez, said. “For Rep. Ilhan Omar to attack the character of U.S Special Envoy to Venezuela, Mr. Elliott Abrams, a public servant and patriot is just simply un-American. In less than a week, she has managed to offend both the Jewish and Hispanic communities in the U.S.”
“This woman is an embarrassment to Africa and Islam,” Africa and Middle East public policy and security expert Mr. Aye Dee tweeted. “It is a pity that the people of MN elected such a person to Congress…”
“I hate that I’m even commenting about this person but it’s hard not to,” Obianuju Ekeocha tweeted. “This girl is the worst version of Africa. The very worst of us. Rude, crude and a bully…”
“Congratulations @EllisonCampaign and the 5th District of Minnesota!” President of American Islamic Forum for Democracy, M. Zuhdi Jasser, tweeted. “You have given birth to a corrupt Islamist pedestrian hack who can barely pronounce @OIC_OCI tyrannical pablum about an American patriot @Elliott_Abrams. Shame on every constituent that voted for @IlhanMN”