Vice President Mike Pence unloaded on Rep. Ilhan Omar Friday after the controversial Congresswoman accused the Trump administration of “making it worse” for the people of Venezuela.
“The congresswoman doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Pence said. “Nicolas Maduro is a socialist dictator who has taken what was one of the most prosperous nations in this hemisphere and brought it literally to a level of deprivation and oppression and poverty that we have never seen. Nine out of 10 people in Venezuela live in poverty. Three million people have fled Venezuela. That’s not a result of U.S. policies. That’s the result of dictatorship and socialism that has been imposed on people of Venezuela by Nicolas Maduro.”
As Venezuelans take to the streets to stand for their freedom against an oppressive dictator, Democrat Congresswoman @IlhanMN chooses socialism over freedom. The Trump Administration stands with the freedom-loving people of Venezuela. https://t.co/UYiPLPvKl5
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) May 2, 2019
Omar stunned the nation earlier this week when she publicly blamed the United States for the escalating humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, saying “a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today.”
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