Omar gets smacked down on Twitter by huge number of Venezuelan 'women of color'
Always just one tweet away from playing the victim card, as a Twitterer noted, Rep. Ilhan Omar made an unexpectedly unfortunate allusion to 'women of color' being put down as she sought to bite back at Vice President Mike Pence, who criticized her ignorance on Venezuela.
According to The Hill:
Omar took to Twitter to say that Pence's criticism is something "women of color have heard" before.
"Instead of 'we disagree,' it's 'she doesn't know what she's talking about,'" Omar wrote. 'They have to make us feel small."
"This from an Administration that thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax," she added.
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.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 3, 2019
This from an Administration that thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax. https://t.co/8ZaHfY4hfH
Attack Pence and Trump administration as much as you want. But when you talk about Venezuela, you're supporting a genocide! An as a double minority, that "as a woman of colour" you use all the time, makes us all LESS EMPOWERED! You should rectify.— Sandra Castillo (@Sandrajcc) May 4, 2019
I’m a woman Latina, and about Venezuela, you’re worst than Jon Snow, you know nothing.— Helena Moran-Hayes (@HMoranHayes) May 4, 2019
I'm Venezuelan. That makes me much more qualified to talk about this than her. And yes, she doesn't know what she's talking about.— Nuclear Aeter (@Aeter_Night) May 3, 2019
As a Venezuelan, I have to agree with @VP You really don’t know what you are talking about!— Flor Gomez (@flororo) May 4, 2019
well you actually have no idea what you're talking about and that's the tea pic.twitter.com/vV4RT97mKF— Es Cristo coñoetumadre (@VFromTheValley) May 4, 201
Dale con la cartica de la victima pues— Mai 🇻🇪 (@miss_pinkhair) May 4, 2019
I agree with PENCE, greetings from Venezuela. 🙂— Rafael C. (@racoZX) May 4, 2019
You don't really know what is happening here. Ask a Venezuelan or come here and live our disaster— Juan Manuel Espina (@JuanMEspina) May 4, 2019
You don't know what you talking about. Period.— Rafael Sifontes (@imraff) May 4, 2019
I am from Venezuela and YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT VENEZUELA— Diuver (@diuvermontero) May 4, 2019
Yep you don't have idea— Michael Van Dick (@Aldebaran1687) May 4, 2019
@IlhanMN She does not live in #Venezuela so she does not know what really happens, she can not be so blind, she should come to our country and witness everything, that she should come with @mbachelet. @mike_pence @trish_regan— Soy Ciudadano (@yvr0604) May 4, 2019
He is right, you don't have any idea what it's going on in Venezuela! Well said. It is not about color...— Stalin Escalona (@stalinescalona) May 4, 2019