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Ilhan Omar Confronts Venezuela Envoy About Iran-Contra Affair and Human Rights

NYTimes.com Thursday, 14 February 2019
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, clashed with Elliott Abrams, a Trump administration official, over his role in foreign policy scandals in Central America decades ago.
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News video: Sparks fly as Omar takes on U.S. Venezuela envoy

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Newly-elected Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, during a hearing on Venezuela on Wednesday, said she "failed to understand" why the American people should believe Special Envoy Elliott Abrams' statements on Venezuela, given his involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s. In the testy...

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