Rep. Ilhan Omar questioned Abrams, senior State Department official in Reagan admin, re: sending military aid into El Salvador to defeat leftist insurgency.
In El Salvador, the Reagan administration, with Abrams as point man, defended the Salvadoran government in the face of evidence that its regular army, and allied right-wing death squads, were operating with impunity, killing peasants, students, union leaders, and anyone considered anti-government or pro-guerrilla.
Abrams defended one of the death squads’ notorious leaders, Roberto D’Aubuisson, responsible for the murder of Archbishop Óscar Romero.
Omar revealed that Trump may have picked the right man to implement his Venezuela policy. As his record in El Salvador shows, Abrams will say whatever is necessary to accomplish the administration’s will.