Rep. Ilhan Omar declared on Wednesday that it was “bullying” sanctions on the part of the United States that led to the collapse of socialist Venezuela.
“You know, I mean, a lot of the policies that we have put in place has [sic] kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar said in an interview with the leftist Democracy Now! program. “And we’ve sort of set the stage for where we’re arriving today.”
“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” Omar added.