Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar this week for being a “celebrity politician” who “needed to be educated.”
In an op-ed for her political organization Stand For America, Haley slammed Omar as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders for refusing to condemn the Venezuelan socialist dictatorship.
On the fringes of the left, celebrity politicians refuse to condemn [Venezuelan dictator Nicolas] Maduro. Worse, some have actually embraced him,” Haley wrote.
Haley took on each Democrat one by one and replied to their comments about the growing crisis in Venezuela.
Ocasio-Cortez dodged when asked if Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro was a legitimate ruler.
“A simple ‘no’ would have sufficed,” Haley wrote, referring to Ocasio-Cortez.
In an April interview, Omar blamed “a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela.”
“When I saw this, I couldn’t stay silent,” Haley wrote, explaining why she slammed Omar’s response in a viral tweet on May 1.
.@IlhanMN the avg Venezuelan adult has lost 24 lbs. Babies have no medicine. Families have to walk miles in the heat to get the only meal they may have that day. All bc of the corrupt Maduro regime. Your comments are so far from the truth. Cuba and Russia appreciate your support,” Haley added in a second tweet.
“Rep. Omar needed to be educated; she needed to see what I have seen on that Colombian bridge,” Haley wrote, citing a trip she took to Columbia’s border with Venezuela.
Haley also took dead aim at Sanders, who continues to push socialism and refuses to condemn the Maduro regime.
“While Bernie Sanders has conceded that there are terrible things happening in Venezuela, he has repeatedly refused to label Maduro a dictator,” Haley wrote.
“History has shown that communism and socialism do not work. In their extreme – in places like Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua – these dangerous ideologies result in murder, starvation and despair,” she added.
But more importantly, Haley is correct to say that Omar is a “celebrity politician” who continues to get away with making outrageous comments.
Since becoming a member of Congress in January, Omar has come under fire for making several anti-Semitic and controversial remarks.
While speaking on Capitol Hill late last month, Omar slammed the United States with another round of abhorrent comments.
“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics,” Omar said at the time. “This is not going to be the country of white people.”
Late last month, she was swiftly condemned for describing the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks as “some people did something.”
Omar has a long history making anti-Semitic comments, and the Left refuses to hold her accountable.