Controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is causing a stir, this time over her political campaign payments to her husband and adviser Tim Mynett, which already exceed $1 million.
The Federal Election Commission released Omar’s payments for digital and fundraising services, mainly to Mynett’s company, which is the largest provider of the Democratic congresswoman’s campaign.
Omar and Mynett gave rise to speculation about their turbulent relationship before they were married in March, according to statements by Mynett’s ex-wife in her divorce proceedings, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
“Travel and long work hours seem to be more related to their relationship with Rep. Omar than to their actual work commitments,” said Mynett’s ex-wife, while Omar denied the relationship.
Omar, who is a far-left legislator, has generated several scandals, being accused of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, tax fraud, and student loan fraud, and being investigated for payments made to her adviser and now husband Mynett.
She is also criticized for a lack of transparency about her previous marriages, one apparently with a brother and possible misconduct in the House’s protocols on advance payment for a recently published memoir.
Omar’s anti-American statements often generate bitter controversy.
In one of them, she referred to the terrorist attack of 9/11 and said that only “some people did something,” disrespecting the victims’ families, the national solidarity with them, and the institutional assault that it meant.
“On that day 19 Islamic terrorists, members of al-Qaeda, killed more than 3,000 people and caused billions of dollars in economic damage,” Nicholas Haros Jr. replied, who lost his 76-year-old mother Frances.
“Our constitutional freedoms were attacked and the foundation of our nation on Jewish-Christian principles was attacked,” Haros Jr. added, among other arguments, during the commemoration of the terrible attack last year.