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Rep. Ilhan Omar Applauded for Grilling Elliott Abrams Over Role in US-Backed Genocide, Massacres, and Death Squads in Latin America


Rep. Ilhan Omar Applauded for Grilling Elliott Abrams Over Role in US-Backed Genocide, Massacres, and Death Squads in Latin America

Jake Johnson, staff writer

During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) fiercely grilled President Donald Trump's Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams over his support for U.S.-backed massacres and genocide in Latin America throughout the 1980s, as well as his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.



Great job! Our horrific press doesn’t do this. The former Democratic governor of New Mexico, Richardson, went so far as to call this monster a “moderate”. We are led by souless, empty people, and it says a lot about the leaders of the two parties and the foreign policy establishment that keeps on supporting and giving power to people like him and the sociopath Bolton. Most of the crappy politicians in both parties support doing this to Venezuela too. The press is worthless. The major newspapers go as far as giving Bolton space (when he wasnt even in government) to use the state to commit violence against other countries, i.e., state terrorism.



congratulations are in order to the Democrats in her district for sending her to DC. curious to see how long Pelosi leaves her there. Obviously the priority was keeping the new blood away from actual money committees. But foreign policy gets lot of media coverage, and she can land some good punches there.

It’s been a very long time since I heard a Democrat get in the grill of an actual two-legged war crime. Well done.



I feel she was much too gentle, far too polite, and wish she could have provided video documentation back to back of the rapes and murders along with video footage of Abrahm’s elation and pride at his achievements. Also she should not have yielded any of her time to anyone and she should have emphasized repeatedly that he was found guilty in court of serious crimes, and stated her disbelief and disapproval that he was not incarcerated for life much less serving in public office. But i only felt this way because I know we won’t see any NAZI’s held to a account again for quite awhile in our fascist regime, and I wish to make the most of each precious time it happens



Give the woman a chance. For public-speaking practice, for enlarging her space for learning and saving geo-political facts and pronunciations, for increasing her confidence and courage in dealing with idiot-narcissists like Abrams. Cheers to more grand tomorrows, Ilhan!



Rep Omar’s questions were right on target. Thank You Representative!!!
Furthermore, she is spot on regarding AIPAC.

Don’t forget Reagan’s El Salvador Democracy Birth took over after the assassination of four Catholic missionaries from the United States working in El Salvador who were raped and murdered by five members of the El Salvador National Guard. They were Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford, Ursuline Dorothy Kazel, and lay missionary Jean Donovan.

To Include the Assassination of Bishop Romero for his Liberation Theology lesson of Government by Highly Ethical Reasoning. Walk the Walk, Make LAWS Ethical !!!

Most Salvadoran National Guard troops were trained in their TERRORISM at our infamous School of The Americas, in the great state of Georgia.

Yet with the cocaine for guns program called Iran Contra, Reagan just poured more gasoline on the fire, and Abrams was right in the middle of it ALL.

Abrams told a Senate committee then that the reports of hundreds of deaths at El Mozote “were not credible,” and that “it appears to be an incident that is at least being significantly misused, at the very best, by the guerrillas.” (wiki)

Lying Criminals of this genre don’t change their MO.



This is exactly what we need from Congress! The complacent go along with war crimes and violations of human rights needs to end.



Will be interesting to see how much, if any, msm coverage is given to this. Maybe the wall is crumbling and we know who is sitting on the wall.



An evil felon should not be involved in US politics. Thank you, Omar.



Only reason I will watch lamestreet billionaire media tonight.

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One word: GUTS!



This guy is a fascist piece of shit that dropped out of ronny rayguns asshole



Yes! Finally someone brave and smart enough to confront evil in our government. Finally some justice, even if it’s just words.



For 1.5 months on the job, between this and her comments the other day, I’d say she’s doing a bang-up job. Again thank you Minn. for electing this firebrand.



Bravo! She came right back from the Aipac smear–truth teller for sure. Gutsy, too.



Rep. Omar: Congratulations for finally doing what Democrats, until now, have refused to do. Put the war criminal on the stand. Let the world know what complicity in slaughter of human lives is. Abrams should be tried as a war criminal.

He is a thoroughly disgusting individual.

Rep. Omar is a brave person to take on the murderous right wing establishment in the U.S.



These freshman women are really impressing me. It’s nice to occasionally feel like I have a little representation in DC, even if it’s never my geographic “representative” (they represent oil, gas, coal and pharmaceuticals).



Ilhan Omar, the same rep. that Chelsea Clinton, Nancy Pelosi & other establishment Dems were throwing under the bus 3 days ago because she had courage to call out AIPAC & Israel for their oppression of Palestinians.

The Democratic Party is a sewer. Omar should go independent, socialist, or Green.



"Not for quite a while – if ever – . . . " you mean.  Even in 2009, when the DamnocRats controlled both houses of Congress and the Presiduncy, NOTHING was done to hold the War Criminals responsible for the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan accountable.  O’Bummer & P’Loser let Cheney, Prince, Rummy, the Lying Son-of-a-Bush, Yoo, and many others off the hook then, so why expect anything different from the chicken-shits today?  BTW, Chucky Todd was raking Ilhan Omar over the coals on MSNBC today for her quite justified anti-AIPAC ( NOT anti-Semitic ) comments, without even mentioning that the Jewish Voice for Peace and several other organizations had come out in support of her opposition to Israeli fascism.  And don’t forget that if it weren’t for O’Bummer and P’Loser the notorious Bankster Stevie Mnuchin would be in prison as well — NOT running Treasury for the biggest bunch of thieves since Teapot Dome.



Ilhan Omar’s comments and questions were awesome. I have no doubt that establishment Democrats will work to undermine her, Ocasio Cortez, and Tlaib. My concern is that we, progressives, are not sufficiently organized to do much when Democrats go after these hermanas en la lucha.