Pompeo: Omar's Venezuela comments 'disgusting'

Pompeo: Omar's Venezuela comments 'disgusting'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn't hold back Thursday when reacting to Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar's comments insinuating the U.S. was partly to blame for the political crisis in Venezuela, calling her comments "ignorant" and "disgusting."

“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."

Pompeo blamed Venezuela's current problems on socialism.

The Secretary of State emphasized his displeasure with Omar's comments and brought up that she sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"For a member of congress, who frankly, one who sits on an important national committee, making a statement blaming America first in this way, it's not only ignorant, it's disgusting," Pompeo said.

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