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Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Political Situation in Venezuela

During a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the political situation in Venezuela and the status of U.S. humanitarian aid efforts in that country, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) presses U.S. Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams over his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair and his two guilty pleas for withholding information from Congress.

Rep. Ilhan said: “I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony you give today to be truthful.”

This exchange aired on C-Span on February 13, 2019.

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Ilhan Abdullahi Omar is a Somali American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for MN-5. The district is based in Minneapolis and also includes Edina, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley, and Fridley.


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