Listen: Elliot Abrams, US And Ilhan Omar discussed on Hugh Hewitt
"Of those moments in the house foreign affairs committee. Where congresswoman Ilhan Omar, one of the fabulous freshman, the Democrats opened up against Elliot Abrams. One of the most distinguished diplomats of our era. You've got to listen to it in its entirety, four minutes and a half. But but it deserves being heard in its entirety. I don't wanna be accused of misrepresenting congresswoman, Omar, she gets to speak for herself. Let's roll that tape cut number one. Maybe not. Maybe you chairman. Thank you all for being here. And thank you for your testimonies. Mr Adams in nineteen Ninety-one. You pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from. She's reading from a prompt or throughout this. You can watch this on hughhewitt dot com, if you'd like to watch it roll it back to the beginning. Then it's it'll freeze again. But we'll deal with the delay. She's reading from a prompt or this is Elliot Abrams. A B R A M S one of the most distinguished diplomats in America's last thirty years. Right. So everybody knows who Elliot Abrams is some people. Find him controversial being neo-conservative. They they are great admirers of him. But everyone knows his name Elliot Abrams listened to the beginning of this. She gets it wrong intentionally. I dunno. She's reading from a prompt or go back and play cut number one. Again from the beginning. Thank you chairman. Thank you all for being here. And thank you for your testimonies. Mr Adams in nineteen that you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from congress regarding your involvement in the Iran contra affair for which you were leader Barton by president George H W Bush. I to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful. If I could respond to that wasn't a question I on that was not a question that was. Hi, why reserve the right time? It is not it is not right. That was not can Attala on February eight who is not permitted to reply that. That was not a question. Thank you. For your participation on February eighth nineteen eighty two. You testified before the Senate Foreign Relations committee about US policy in elva door in that hearing you dismissed. As communist propaganda report about the massacre of L Lesotho in which more than eight hundred civilians, including children as young as two years old were brutally murdered by US trained hoops doing that massacre. Some of those troops bragged about raping a twelve year old girl before they killed them girls before they killed them. You later said that the US policy and El Salvador was a fabulous achievement. Yes, or no, do you still think so? From the day that president Duarte was elected in a free election to this day, El Salvador has been a democracy, that's a fabulous achievement. Yes. Or no, do you think that massacre? Was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch. That is a ridiculous question. Yes. Or no, no. I. Yes, I am not going to respond to that kind of personal attack. Which is not a question. Yes, sir. No. Would you support an armed faction within Venezuela that engages in war crimes crimes against humanity or genocide if you believe they were serving US interest as you did in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua. I am not going to respond to that question. I'm sorry. I don't think this entire line of questioning is meant to be real questions. And so I will not reply. Whether you under your watch genocide, we'll take place, and you will look the other way because American interests were being upheld is a fair question because the American people want to know that anytime we engage a country that we think about what our actions could be and how. We believe our values are being farther. That is my question. Will you make sure that human rights are not violated, and that we uphold international and human rights. I suppose there is a question in there. And the answer is the entire thrust of American policy in Venezuela. Is to support the Venezuelan people's effort to restore democracy to their country that our policy. I don't think anybody disputes that the question I had for you is that the interest does the interest of the United States include protecting human rights and include protecting people against genocide. That is always the position of the United States. Thank you yield back. My time. That was amazing. It is an attempt to prop up Maduro at the same time that she slanders Elliot Abrams, and that is the Democratic Party. Do you know the Alexandria of Cortez has going for her incredible charisma, very? Refined social media instincts and a light touch. She's happy. She's charismatic. The new green deal is not Alexander Okaz Cortez's, not not AFC is is a brilliant. Bright shining star Ilhan, Omar. Who is? Ought to be a shining star of an example of what you can do when you come to America's user Somali immigrants who is American citizen, of course, and can the United States, and I think nineteen in the early nineteen eighty nine hundred ninety five so she was born in one thousand nine hundred one and she came to fourteen year old in one thousand nine eight nine hundred ninety five originally at Arlington Virginia, then she moved to Minneapolis, which has a large Somali American community in which I always visit when I go, and so I thought she would be a bright shining star for the Democrats she's turned into an anti semitic fire hydrant that's broken. And this. Outburst. Further defines the Democrats. This just who they are. This is just who they are. Meanwhile, Mon Harajuku confronts her in the hallway to talk about this. And this is what Ilan Omar congresswoman from Minnesota says Tam cut number thirteen please."