Ilhan Omar: Trump Lying About Venezuela Crisis

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has accused President Trump and his envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams of lying about the humanitarian crisis faced by the country, as the White House steps up its efforts to remove the Maduro regime from power.

“Trump and Elliott Abrams cannot be trusted to tell the truth about what’s happening in Venezuela,” Omar wrote on Twitter. “We must continue to question the narratives they provide and promote dialogue instead of intervention.”

“A US-backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face,” she wrote back in January. “Trump’s efforts to install a far-right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region.”