Crenshaw Teaches Omar a Lesson on the ‘Reality’ of US-Venezuela Crisis After Casting Blame on US

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is teaching Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) a lesson on what’s truly happening in the socialist country of Venezuela after casting part of the blame on the U.S.

“A lot of the policies that we’ve put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar said during an interview with “Democracy Now” this week. “And we’ve sort of set the stage for where we’re arriving today.”

The freshman congresswoman’s controversial comment sparked outrage among several on the right, including Vice President Mike Pence who claimed Omar is someone who “chooses socialism over freedom.”

Pence doubled down during a Fox News interview that aired Friday, saying that “the congresswoman doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” as IJR Red reported.

Omar responded to the criticism, calling it an attack on “women of color” to “make us feel small.”

Crenshaw told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum on Friday that Omar’s “opinion is one that is not based on facts or reality.”

The former Navy SEAL  — whose family moved around the world for his father’s job in the oil and gas industry, including moving to Ecuador, Colombia, and even to Caracas, Venezuela — said he’s watched the socialist policies “ruin the country,” adding that “it’s not U.S. policy.”

“Notice she didn’t give an example because she doesn’t have any,” Crenshaw said.

The Republican congressman gave Omar a lesson on what’s happening in Venezuela:

“What’s actually happened is through price controls and nationalization of private industry, you’ve ruined an economy. […] When you put in these kinds of socialist policies, it destroys a country. It happens over and over again. People starve. That is what’s happening right now. These failed ideas that keep bubbling up.”

“It’s a real shame to see that we have members of Congress actually defending them,” he said.

Crenshaw slammed the “cheap shot” used when people cast the blame on the U.S. and then claim “if you disagree with me, you’re disagreeing with me because of my identity.”

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As for military intervention in Venezuela, Crenshaw said: “We don’t want to remove that [option] from the table.”

While dictator Nicolás Maduro holds onto power in Venezuela, President Donald Trump has made it clear that he recognizes interim president Juan Guaidó as the leader.

When also asked about military intervention, Trump told Fox News that “there’s always a tipping point, but certainly I’d rather not do that.”

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Rod Juan Terrell
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Well she used both her race card and her gender card. Omar is a piece of work and a race baiter. I left the democrat party decades ago and never looked back and I’m ever stronger in my convictions now that we have the likes of her and AOC, they just make we want to say MAGA Trump 2020!!!

Brad
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How did she get elected to begin with? Tell’s me a lot about where society is heading and how voting jurisdictions matter and are being changed in favor of this scenario…..scary….real scary!.

Mary Ridosh-Spalding
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She has one agenda, that is to ruin the USA, to bring this country to it’s knees and turn it into an Islamic country…

Tom Bodine
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Too many of her type allowed to make decisions for normal people is disastrous.

William Conley
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This woman is like broken record disagree with me and then ridicule me based on the fact what I said had absolutely no factual arguements to support it. Then I’ll counter with I’m a woman of color or it’s a fear of Muslims such a deep rooted fear it’s uncontrollable and based in racism. Could it just be what you say comes directly out your ass with no intention but to sow discord while placing Muslims as these peaceful innocent victims always.

Craig
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To make her feel small? When you have as big a mouth as Omar, the rest of you will feel small. What an ingrate.

Les Gubernatio
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Islamism is a totalitarian political system using a satanic cult to enforce its sharia law

Karin Callaway
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Ilhan came to America and I assume, since she is now in congress, that she also became a citizen. But being new to the job does not give her the right to charge our Country of bullying some other country to go rogue. We have spent money, lives, and plenty of injuries HELPING other countries to become self sufficient. Venezuela was the pride of South America until Chavez and Maduro took charge. Now the ruler and army are fat, while the people starve.

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