Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview with 'FOX & Friends' on Friday that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has "been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and the poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela."
Pence also said Omar "has no place" on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Democratic leadership should remove her.
From Pence's interview with FNC's Pete Hegseth:
PETE HEGSETH, 'FOX & FRIENDS' CO-HOST: Now in Minnesota we've also made a lot of national news because one of our representatives Ilhan Omar, her district is right next door to here. Is she a reflection of the Democrat Party - what is your take today on Ilhan Omar?
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: Look Ilhan Omar has made statements, anti-Semitic comments, statements against our most cherished ally Israel, that ought to be rejected by every American. And frankly the fact that very recently, she's been trying to blame the United States of America for the deprivation and the poverty brought on by the dictatorship in Venezuela. It just, it tells me -look the people of Minnesota will decide whether or not she remains in Congress. But Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has no place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Democratic leadership ought to remove her.
Pence also reacted to the bipartisan subpoena of Donald Trump Jr. by the Senate Intelligence Committee and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim that we are in a "constitutional crisis."
PETE HEGSETH: You've heard the reports recently that there's a bipartisan subpoena of the president's son, Donald Trump Jr. What do you make of the subpoena of Donald Trump Jr?
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: Look, for two and a half years this administration and the Trump family fully cooperated with the special counsel. Literally, millions of pages of documents. Thousands of hours of testimony and cooperation and, and the Mueller report is in. No collusion. No obstruction. As the Senate majority leader said on the floor of the Senate this week, Mitch McConnell said: Case closed. And you know, that's why I think, I think it's frustrating to millions of Americans.
PETE HEGSETH: Nancy Pelosi says we're in a constitutional crisis over Bill Barr. Are we in a constitutional crisis?
VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: The President and I fully support Attorney General Barr's decision to refuse to testify under the conditions that the Judiciary Committee put forward. I was on the Judiciary Committee for more than a decade. I don't have any memory of a member of the cabinet ever being questioned by committee staff. And I served under Republican and Democrat presidents. So look this, this is, this is not a constitutional crisis. This can be resolved. We'll leave it to the attorney general to work out arrangements. But it's time to dial down the rhetoric on Capitol Hill.