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Ilhan Omar Blames U.S. Policy for Upheaval in Venezuela

Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) blamed the U.S. on Wednesday for the “devastation” in Venezuela and accused America of “bullying” the country’s socialist regime.Asked by Democracy Now! about the “U.S.-supported coup attempt against President Maduro,” Omar said that America’s push for regime change in Venezuela does not help the country’s citizens.”A lot of the policies that we have put in place has [sic] kind of helped lead [to] the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar said. “And we’ve sort of set the stage for where we’re arriving today.””This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela, and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” she added.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the U.S. supports the Venezuelan opposition’s effort, led by self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó, to oust President Nicolás Maduro. After Guaidó called for opposition protesters to take to the streets, they gathered in Caracas — Venezuela’s capital — and states around the country Wednesday, with some carrying the Venezuelan flag while others constructed molotov cocktails. Armored military trucks allied with Maduro were caught on film ramming into

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