Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw is more than willing to do his part to educate wayward Democrats.
Crenshaw recently went on air to refute the claims made by Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar that the U.S. shares blame for what is happening in Venezuela.
“A lot of the policies that we’ve put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” Omar previously shared on “Democracy Now.” “And we’ve sort of set the stage for where we’re arriving today.”
This didn’t sit well with too many and Crenshaw informed Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that Omar’s “opinion is one that is not based on facts or reality.”
“Notice she didn’t give an example because she doesn’t have any,” he added.
While many know that Crenshaw is a former Marine, what is less spoken of is that his family traveled the world following his father who worked in the oil and gas industry.
These travels led them to live in many places and one of them was Venezuela, giving him first hand experience in what’s happened to the country.
“What’s actually happened is through price controls and nationalization of private industry, you’ve ruined an economy. […] When you put in these kinds of socialist policies, it destroys a country. It happens over and over again. People starve. That is what’s happening right now. These failed ideas that keep bubbling up,” Crenshaw said.
He then went one step further adding, “It’s a real shame to see that we have members of Congress actually defending them.”