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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Squirming Over His Support For Roy Moore, Trump Now Suggests That His 'Access Hollywood' Tape Is A Fake

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Our tiny hands, big-prick mind president is running away from his own confirmation of being a sexual predator on the 'Access Hollywood' tape. After apologizing for his comments a year ago, Trump now challenges the authenticity of the tape.

Trump is squirming in his Oval Office hot seat, not only because of the Mueller investigation, but over the growing #MeToo campaign and, in particular, the Roy Moore-Doug Jones Alabama senate race. 

According to The New York Times, Trump views the recent sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore as being akin to his own accusations. 

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The Times reports: "He sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous Access Hollywood tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently. "(Note that in the hours after the tape was released in October 2016, Trump acknowledged that the voice was his, and he apologized.)

Republican candidate Moore is accused by eight women of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers. At the time he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Two of the women have accused Moore of assault or molestation, which he vehemently denies. 

Besides Trump's endorsement of Roy Moore for the Senate, Trump feels the need to back the popular argument among Alabama men, asking why the women didn't come forward sooner. Numerous stories confirm that Trump doesn't believe the women accusing Moore, just as he accuses all the women alleging sexual misconduct by him as being liars. 

Al.com has a new guest post today by Dabney P. Evans, PhD, MPH entitled 'Why Roy Moore's accusers stayed silent for so long.