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Ilhan Omar Lashes Out At Pence And Pompeo, Calls Trump ‘Embarrassing’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar lashed out at Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump Friday after facing criticism for her own comments on the chaotic situation in Venezuela.

Pompeo referred to the freshman lawmaker as “ignorant” after learning that she had blamed the United States, saying, “policies that we’ve put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela.” (RELATED: Ilhan Omar Blames US For Venezuela Chaos And ‘Devastation’)

Omar responded in a tweet referencing a lengthy phone call between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that took place Friday. “Speaking of ‘ignorance’, maybe the @VP and @SecPompeo should spend less time worrying about mine and more time getting the Trump his briefing before he gets on the phone with Putin, or the media, or anyone,” she tweeted. “This is embarrassing.”

Omar also took aim at Pence — who said that Omar didn’t “know what she’s talking about”  with regard to Venezuela — in a separate tweet, appearing to suggest that he only criticized her because she was a woman of color.

“Women of color have heard this before. Instead of ‘we disagree,’ it’s ‘she doesn’t know what she’s talking about.’ They have to make us feel small,” she tweeted.

The majority of people responding to her tweet appeared to side with the vice president.

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