Ilhan Omar – perhaps the most powerful person in Minnesota today in terms of foreign policy – twote:
A US backed coup in Venezuela is not a solution to the dire issues they face. Trump’s efforts to install a far right opposition will only incite violence and further destabilize the region. We must support Mexico, Uruguay & the Vatican’s efforts to facilitate a peaceful dialogue.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 25, 2019
She was basically parroting the Maduro regime line – that the Trump administration was imposing a “far right” government on the “democratically elected” government of Venezuela.
A congressman who isn’t actually an active disgrace to his state, Carlos Curbelo, responded:
.@jguaido is actually from a center left party. He supports human rights & the fair treatment of all people. He was also legitimately & democratically elected. You’d think a progressive would be a little more supportive. But no, the sick obsession w @realDonaldTrump is blinding https://t.co/Eh96qanAE4— Carlos Curbelo (@carloslcurbelo) January 25, 2019
In her own way, Omar may be a dumber, more toxic sign of the times than Tide Pod Evita.