PressTV-Muslim lawmaker slams US backing of Venezuela ‘coup’

Muslim US Representative Ilhan Omar has blasted the administration of President Donald Trump for backing the recent “coup” attempt against the legal government in Venezuela.

Omar, who in November became one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, took to twitter to express outrage over Washington’s policy of “handpicking” leaders of other countries to serve corporate interests.

“We cannot hand pick leaders for other countries on behalf of multinational corporate interests,” Omar wrote Friday. “The legislature cannot seize power from the President, and Venezuela’s Supreme Court has declared their actions unconstitutional.”

Venezuela has been convulsed by a political crisis. The Latin American country further plunged into crisis on Wednesday, after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself “interim president” and rejected the presidency of Nicolas Maduro.

Minutes after Guaido’s self-proclamation, the US said…

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