Watch Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams Lose His Cool During Tense Exchange With Rep. Ilhan Omar

By Tyler Durden

Rep. Ilhan Omar clashed with newly minted Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams during Wednesday hearing in front of the House Foreign Relations Committee discussing the role of the US military in Central America.

“Mr. Abrams, in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding your involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, for which you were later pardoned by president George H.W. Bush. I fail 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…” interjected Abrams.

“It was not a question,” shot back Omar.

After a brief exchange in which Abrams protested “It was not right!” Omar cut Abrams off, saying “Thank you for your participation.”

.@IlhanMN on Elliott Abrams’ role in Iran-Contra: “I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful.”

(Abrams gets mad)

Omar: “That was not a question. Thank you for your participation.” pic.twitter.com/QBagSpOQXs

— Frank Dale (@fwdale) February 13, 2019

Omar: “On February 8, 1982, you testified before the Senate foreign relations committee about US policy in El Salvador. …read more

Source:: Zero Hedge

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