Vice President Mike Pence was polite but firm with the Venezuelan ambassador during a recent speech at the United Nations.
Pence told the ambassador to go home and let President Nicolas Maduro know that his time will soon be up, while the ambassador shook his head and murmured like a child.
It was a total boss move by Pence.
See for yourself…
From Daily Wire:
On Wednesday, speaking at a Special Session of the United Nations Security Council on the Crisis in Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence issued a scathing condemnation of the Maduro regime in Venezuela and one of the most stunningly blunt statements in the history of the U.N., looking directly at the ambassador from the Maduro regime and telling him, “With all due respect, Mr. Ambassador, you shouldn’t be here. You should return to Venezuela and tell Nicolás Maduro that his time is up.”
Pence began by noting that Article 24 of the U.N. Charter confers on the Security Council the “responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.” He quoted President Truman telling Congress in 1947 of the U.N., “The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.” Pence continued, “It is why this institution exists.”
Speaking of Venezuela, freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) seems to be upsetting more and more people by the day.
Of course, the main reason deals with her anti-Semitism which is absolutely blatant at this point.
First, check out the fiery exchange Omar had with Elliot Abrams, the Trump administration’s special envoy to Venezuela, who was fed up with the Congresswoman’s “ridiculous” questions…
From Fox News:
The Trump administration’s new special envoy for Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, clashed Wednesday with freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., during a House hearing on the Caracas crisis after the congresswoman tried to turn focus to Abrams’ history in Latin America while asking him point-blank whether he’d support “genocide” if it served American interests.
Abrams fired back, calling the line of questioning “ridiculous” and refusing to respond to the personal “attack.”
The questioning was the latest moment in the spotlight for Omar, who earlier this week apologized for tweets considered anti-Semitic — and who previously criticized what she described as a “US backed coup” in Venezuela, though many countries beyond the U.S. have recognized Juan Guaido, the opposition head of the National Assembly, as the interim president over Nicolás Maduro.
Pence often remains quiet while working on behalf of the nation as the president’s right-hand man.
However, the VP decided to make it known that he’s ticked off with Omar and her anti-Semitic tweets.
Pence says Omar must “face the consequences.” In other words, she needs to resign.
.@IlhanMN tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.
— Vice President Mike Pence Archived (@VP45) February 13, 2019
President Trump, too, says Omar needs to step down.
President Trump on anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "Her lame apology, and that's what it was, it was lame, and she didn't mean a word of it, was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress." pic.twitter.com/ZLFwDOttqa
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
Senate Minoirty Leader Chuck Schumer (D), who is Jewish, got in on the fun, as well…
Rep. Omar’s use of an anti-Semitic stereotype was offensive and irresponsible.
This kind of intolerance has no place in Congress—or anywhere in American society.
No one should invoke anti-Semitic tropes during policy disagreements.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 11, 2019