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Omar grills Trump envoy to Venezuela after botching his name

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Blasted President Trump's special envoy to Venezuela on Wednesday over his right wing-wing government in Latin America and his guilty plea in 1991, two misdemeanor counts the wrong name.

Omar called Elliot Abrams, the envoy, "Mr. Adams." About the Iran-Contra affair.

Abrams attempted to respond, but which cut off by the freshman representative, who informed him that was not a question. It was heated and Abrams said it was "attack." Omar later posted a video of the exchange where she called Abrams the wrong name.


"It's not legal members of this committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply," he said.

Omar, who's on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, went on to say that "on Feb. 8, 1982, you [Abrams] Testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about U.S. policy in El Salvador. In that hearing, you dismissed the communist propaganda the reports about the massacre at El Mozote. "

You asked him: You said the "US policy in El Salvador was a fabulous achievement." Yes or no, do you still think so? " Omar pressed, "Do you think that massacre was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?"

"That's a ridiculous question, and I do not respond to it," Abrams said. Mr. I am sorry, Mr. Chairman, I am not going to respond to that child of personal attack, which is not a question. "

Abrams told the ouster of President Nicolas Maduro.

He did not predict when Maduro would step down. But Abrams said "a storm is brewing inside his government and the Venezuelan leader".

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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