Democrat Congress — BFF With Venezuela

Alright, first things first. I know Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is a moonbat of the highest level.

But this is still a bit odd:

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat, told reporters that she was making the first U.S. congressional visit to Venezuela since President Hugo Chavez’s December re-election with the message: “I want an immediate repairing of the relations between the United States and Venezuela.”

Jackson Lee described Venezuela as a friendly nation that the U.S. should cooperate with and said that the F-16 jets, which are built in Texas, was an issue of concern to her constituents in Houston.

Friendly nation? Hugo Chavez is far from friendly to the US. In fact, the only people he shows more dislike to than the US are his own people, but that won’t be evident for another few years, when Venezuela starts looking even more like Zimbabwe.

But I wonder how many of Lee’s Democrat cohorts were happy to see a quote like this?

But she added that her fact-finding mission to Venezuela was part of an effort by a new Democrat-controlled Congress to show that “Venezuela has many friends in this new Congress.”

Apparently Rep. Lee doesn’t understand that the Democrats weren’t elected to institute Venezuela-style socialism, they were elected because the Republicans were acting like power-mad nanny-state theocrats, rather than the small-government folks they promised to be. Getting buddy-buddy with someone like Hugo won’t endear you to anyone but the hard left, and will cause the moderates to jump ship like the Titanic.

Hat Tip: No Angst Zone