Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) officially filed for divorce from the father of her three kids Friday, The New York Post learned.
Omar first married Ahmed Hirsi in their faith tradition in 2002, and they separated in 2008. After her divorce from Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the man some allege is her brother, Omar and Hirsi were legally married in 2018.
The freshman congresswoman is now seeking a divorce from Hirsi, stating in court documents that “there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship.”
She asks for “joint legal and physical custody” of their three children, and asks the court to determine an appropriate course for child support that will “serve the minor children’s best interest.”
The divorce comes amid allegations that Omar had an affair with political consultant Tim Mynett. A national non-profit then filed a complaint against Omar with the Federal Election Commission for her apparent use of campaign funds for “romantic companionship” with Mynett.
Mynett’s wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, filed for divorce from her husband in August and said that his “more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments.”
Omar’s campaign committee paid E Street Group, the consulting firm run by Mr. Mynett, more than $200,000 in campaign funds, and his firm was launched just one month before Omar’s campaign started paying for his services.
“This is the most recent development in an attempt by Rep. Omar to subvert the truth regarding her multiple violations of the law which include perjury and tax fraud,” said State Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), who recently called on Heppenin County to penalize Omar for committing perjury in her 2017 application for a divorce from Elmi.
“This story isn’t about the personal life of a politician. This story is about a politician who uses her relationships to cover up her misdeeds and disregard for the law,” he added. “Congresswoman Omar knows that the truth reveals too much about her wrongdoings. As such, you can always expect Rep. Omar’s words and the truth to be 180-degrees apart.”
Drazkowski claimed that Omar only married Hirsi “to cover up the fact that she married her brother, Mr. Elmi,” and criticized her for using her campaign account to pay “her new boyfriend.”
“This entire situation is nothing more than wholesale corruption,” he continued, urging the “mainstream media to get serious.”
“Enough with the softball interviews and glittering profiles. Rep. Omar always uses the excuse, ‘it’s personal’ as a diversion to hide the facts about her life, which reveal her to be a fraud. If Congresswoman Omar does not tell the truth, then the media have a responsibility to find the truth,” he said.
He concluded by noting that Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-03) serves on the U.S. House Committee on Ethics, making him “uniquely placed to examine the perjury, tax fraud, and other crimes committed by Rep. Omar.”
“However, Congressman Phillips remains deeply committed to partisanship and lacks the political courage to get the answers the people deserve,” he said.
“Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further,” the statement said.
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