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17 July, Wednesday

Elliot Abrams "Mr Adams" avoids the question of Ilhan Oman - 'It was an attack'

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., blasted President Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela on Wednesday over his history of supporting right-wing governments in Latin America and his guilty plea in 1991 to two misdemeanor counts of lying to Congress but started by called him the wrong name.

Omar called Elliot Abrams, the envoy, " Mr Adams." She asked him: You said the "U.S. 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?"

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

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

Abrams told the committee that he believes increasing international pressure will eventually lead to 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 “will not be able to weather it much longer.


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