Sen. Marco Rubio thoroughly dismissed the “ridiculous” claim from Rep. Ilhan Omar that the United States is to blame for the crisis in Venezuela that it may be studied years from now on how to effectively shut down the misinformed left.
Rep. Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, is a hard left politician who harbors a lot of hate around herself, not only for the state of Israel but apparently for her adopted country — she is a refugee from Somalia.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kinda helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar said on Wednesday during an interview, the remark supportive of the socialist dictatorship in place in the country.
She went so far as to accuse the United States on “bullying” the Nicolas Maduro regime.
On Thursday, Rubio appeared on Fox Business Network and host Trish Regan asked him about the freshman Democrats’ remarks.
“She doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Rubio said, before Regan could even get the question out.
“Yeah, I think she was just recently elected, she has no idea what she’s talking about, she’s just making it up,” Rubio would add. “She doesn’t even follow this issue, most of the people in Washington aren’t following this issue.”
“She doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” he continued, “I mean, the sanctions that are on Maduro have been in place for two months, before that all the sanctions were on individuals. She won’t find a single Venezuelan other than those in the regime that would even agree with, it’s ridiculous.”
“They’ve stolen the money,” the Republican lawmaker added. “They’ve degraded the country by literally stealing, they haven’t upgraded their, for example, their electric grid in 25 years. Any money that was ever made from the oil was stolen and put into people’s pockets.”
“So honestly, I don’t even feel like addressing the comment because it’s not an informed one, it’s not an intelligent one,” Rubio said.
“It’s silly, it’s ridiculous, and it’s actually embarrassing!” he concluded.
A beat down that thorough is sure to elicit cries of Islamophobia and sexism from Rep. Omar and her progressive bunch, who are so quick to play the victim — they would be hard pressed to play the race card, given Rubio’s Cuban lineage.