Dem. Rep Ilhan Omar Masterfully Questions Elliott Abrams About His Support For US Backed 80's Coups

In a heated exchange, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) questioned Elliott Abrams’ credibility as US Special Envoy to Venezuela, given his role in the Iran-Contra affair and support for U.S.-backed coups in the '80s.

In a heated exchange, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) questioned Elliott Abrams’ credibility as US Special Envoy to Venezuela, given his role in the Iran-Contra affair and support for U.S.-backed coups in the '80s.

I so regret the tweets from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) about Jews from the other day and agree w/those who say she threw away some hard-won power and capital. This article by The Daily Beast shows another side of Omar, questioning Elliott Abrams, who has been appointed as the U.S. Special Envoy to Venezuela. Her questioning leaves me very proud of her.

Watch the video to see the fearless, composed, questioning that Omar is capable of doing. She confronts Abrams about El Salvador and how proud he is of the country as a democracy. Abrams is very dismissive of Omar, but she stays totally focused and on point. ***** (5-stars)

As women, we know this is a hideous answer from Abrams about a country — El Salvador — where femicide runs rampant right under the eyes and noses of the Catholic Church. Women are garbage in El Salvador, and Abrams' answer is very much the white male, hawk answer. She also challenges him on his past lies -- why is he telling the truth now. 

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