‘Cowardice’: Nikki Haley takes aim at Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar over Venezuela

By Peter Hasson

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sharply criticized three prominent Democrats — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — for going soft on Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship.

“On the fringes of the left, celebrity politicians refuse to condemn [Venezuelan dictator Nicolas] Maduro. Worse, some have actually embraced him,” Haley wrote in a Monday post for Stand For America, her new political organization.

Haley ticked through the responses from Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Sanders, taking shots at each one.

Ocasio-Cortez dodged when asked if Maduro was a legitimate ruler. “A simple ‘no’ would have sufficed,” commented Haley.

Omar blamed “a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela” in an April interview.

“When I saw this, I couldn’t stay silent,” Haley wrote, explaining why she slammed Omar’s response in a viral tweet on May 1.

“Rep. Omar needed to be educated; she needed to see what I have seen on that Colombian bridge,” Haley wrote, citing a trip she took to Columbia’s border with Venezuela.

Haley also took a shot at Sanders, whose presidential campaign has consistently trailed former Vice President Joe Biden in national polls.

“While Bernie Sanders has conceded that there are terrible things happening in Venezuela, he has repeatedly refused to label Maduro a dictator,” Haley wrote.

“History has shown that communism and socialism do not work. In their extreme – in places like Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua – these dangerous ideologies result in murder, starvation and despair,” she added.

Haley launched Stand For America in February, shortly after leaving the Trump administration, prompting speculation about whether she is positioning herself for a 2024 presidential run.

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3 thoughts on “‘Cowardice’: Nikki Haley takes aim at Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez and Omar over Venezuela

  1. Just think about it, these three fools Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Vermont’s
    very own Bernie ” Socialist” Sanders for going soft on Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship.

    What in the hell do they know about this quagmire of a country, they think Venezuela is a
    selling point for socialism ……………….Idiots.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Puppet, Ilhan Omar hates the US and last but not least
    Bernard Sanders hates capitalism but that’s how he made ” His Money “….Hypocrite.

  2. AOCrazio aka Chiquita Khrushchev is a wanna be commie that never had to live in the land
    of commie. Burnee visited Russia but forgot to stay there. Clickboom jihadi diperhead Omar
    is just a ingrate that should have been sent back to the $hit hole she came from for breaking
    immigration rules to get her brother in. Since none of the 3 anti Americans have never experienced
    what the Venezuelan people are now going through they should just sit down and STFU….

    They never will however as their spewers not doers…. dats all they got.

  3. Unfortunately, one cannot lump Cortez, Omar and Sanders together. Cortez is an essentially ignorant person that has thrived on her Hollywood looks and bombastic personality to propel her into the national scene, Omar is intelligent as all get out but, has an agenda that is not friendly to the United States even as she pretends to represent our country, and Sanders, well…he is, and has been, on a personal quest to see just how far a politician steeped in the Socialist mold and philosophy without any real thoughts and methods on how to implement all the programs he believes are essential, can go In this country.
    Ms. Haley is correct that they are cowards in this instance, however, I just think none of the 3 of them have any way of being critical without diminishing their own platforms. They know it, so they hope that it will fade away without having to make a strong stand. This is cowardice because right is right and they cannot get that out of their mouths!

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