Democratic Rising Star Linked to Socialist, Anti-U.S. Group
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is under fire for attending a junket on behalf of an anti-American organization that supports socialist regimes. (Fox News)
The Minnesota Democrat was accused of anti-Semitism after asserting that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a bipartisan group, was buying lawmakers.
She also grabbed headlines after first accusing the U.S. government of leading a coup against Venezuelan socialist tyrant Nicolas Maduro and then attempting to grill Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration's new special envoy for Venezuela.
Now it was revealed that she once traveled to Honduras with an organization called Witness for Peace, a group formed during the Reagan administration that opposed America’s actions in South America aimed at stopping the spread of communism.
After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I've returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 30, 2017
“After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I've returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring,” Omar tweeted in 2017.
Omar came out in opposition to U.S. military aid to Honduras upon returning.
Besides actively opposing the Jewish state of Israel, Witness for Peace calls for the return of the "illegally occupied Guantanamo Naval Base to the Cuban people."
One board member called the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez "god-like."
Omar's association with the group will inevitably prompt greater scrutiny of her position on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.