Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., so thoroughly dismissed the “ridiculous” claim from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that the U.S. is to blame for the crisis in Venezuela that it may be studied years from now on how to effectively shut down the misinformed left.
Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, is a hard left extremist who harbors a lot of hate in her heart, not only for the state of Israel but apparently for her adopted country — she is a Somali refugee.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kinda helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” she said Wednesday during an interview, the remark supportive of the socialist dictatorship in place in the country.
Omar went so far as to accuse the U.S. on “bullying” the Nicolas Maduro regime.
Rubio appeared on Fox Business Network on Thursday and host Trish Regan asked him about the freshman Democrats’ words.
“She doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Rubio said, before Regan could even get the question out.
“Yeah, I think she was just recently elected, she has no idea what she’s talking about, she’s just making it up,” Rubio would add. “She doesn’t even follow this issue, most of the people in Washington aren’t following this issue.”
“She doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” he continued, “I mean, the sanctions that are on Maduro have been in place for two months, before that all the sanctions were on individuals. She won’t find a single Venezuelan other than those in the regime that would even agree with, it’s ridiculous.
“They’ve stolen the money,” the Republican lawmaker continued. “They’ve degraded the country by literally stealing, they haven’t upgraded their, for example, their electric grid in 25 years. Any money that was ever made from the oil was stolen and put into people’s pockets.”
“So honestly, I don’t even feel like addressing the comment because it’s not an informed one, it’s not an intelligent one,” Rubio said.
“It’s silly, it’s ridiculous, and it’s actually embarrassing!” he concluded.
A beat down that thorough is sure to elicit cries of Islamophobia and sexism from Omar and her progressive ilk, who are so quick to play the victim — they’d be hard pressed to play the race card, given Rubio’s Cuban lineage.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter that suggest Americans are growing weary of these poorly informed hard-left progressive Democrats being propped up by liberal media sources:
Ilhan is not only antisemitic, she’s completely ignorant. #evergreen
— Christie (@RepRepublic) May 3, 2019
And insentive to Venezuelans suffering….
— Ornella (@potella_84) May 3, 2019
I have no idea about Rubio’s policies, but as a Venezuelan, I can say he’s spot on about Venezuela and Ilhan Omar is totally clueless. Or worse, her agenda aligns with supporting leftist dictatorships, drug dealers and bringing terrorism to the continent.
— Daniel Añez Scott (@daas88) May 3, 2019
Ilhan Omar is clueless and it’s obvious Senator Rubio is totally disgusted with her as is the rest of our nation minus the clueless people who elected her.
— Cynthia (@Atseawall) May 3, 2019
Rubio makes an important point in this segment. Until a few months ago, all of the sanctions were targeted at specific individuals. Venezuelans have been starving for years. Blaming the U.S. sanctions for the suffering of the Venezuelan people requires incredible ignorance. https://t.co/jzK6fmzDdB
— AG (@AGHamilton29) May 3, 2019
— Lisa🖤 (@lisefromphilly) May 3, 2019
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