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Glenn Beck: Rep Omar's hateful, anti-America attack on Elliott Abrams is a 'twisted' misuse of power

'This is un-American. You cannot continue down this road where these clowns can say whatever they want and you can't respond'

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Just days after facing intense backlash over her series of anti-Semitic comments, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is back in the hot-seat, this time following her smug and painfully uninformed attack against Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams during a hearing in the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the growing crisis in Venezuela.

Omar repeatedly accused Abrams of glorifying "massacre," "rape" and "genocide" in the 1980s during the Iran–Contra affair, which she did not appear to be familiar with, even misreading Iran–Contra as "Iran-Cortra."

Abrams was denied the opportunity to respond. Omar plowed on, asking Abrams if he would support 'crimes against humanity or genocide" in Venezuela if it served "U.S. interests -- as you did in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua?"

Again, Abrams was not allowed to respond other than to say "yes or no."

"No," he answered.

"I will take that as a yes," replied Omar.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck called Omar's "outrageous attack" against both envoy Abrams and American values a "twisted" misuse of power and authority.

"This is un-American," he asserted. "You cannot continue down this road, where these clowns can say whatever they want and you can't respond."

He added that Omar's hateful condemnation of America's humanity is "insulting."

"What do you think about America, that you could even ask that question?" asked Glenn. "If you really, truly believe that American interests come before genocide ... it's laughable. How dare you?" he added.

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