Ilhan Omar: U.S. foreign policy is “disconnected” from its impact in other countries

Published on February 10, 2020 by

Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota says U.S. lawmakers don’t think enough about how American policies impact people in other parts of the world. “When we engage in the creation of our foreign policy, we are truly disconnected from the foreign nations that it will impact and the humans who are going to be impacted by our foreign policy,” she says. Omar was speaking with Democracy Now!’s Nermeen Shaikh, along with the rest of the “Squad” of freshman congressmembers — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — at a special event for The Rising Majority held at Howard University in early February.

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