Well now. Don’t you just love it when smug Democrats (the more left-wing, the better) get caught with hypocritical pants down for being involved in the same sorts of “questionable activities” they accuse evil, money-hungry Republicans of, ad nauseam?
Me, too — particularly when they’re a member of
Socialist Barbie Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s know-it-all Squad. Nicely done, Jihadi Barbie Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-AntiSemite).
It seems that a company co-owned by Omar’s husband received more than $635,000 in COVID bailout money, while her campaign also paid the company millions of dollars, as reported by Fox News. Mad Maxine Waters ain’t got nothin’ on Ilhan Omar, folks.
‘E Street Group’ Owned by Ilhan Omar’s Husband Received 500K in Bail Out Money.https://t.co/kZjUFKhg0E
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) December 7, 2020
As noted by Fox, public records show that political consulting firm E Street Group, co-owned by Tim Mynnett, Omar’s husband, received nearly $135,000 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and $500,000 in Economic Injury Disaster loans.
In addition, campaign finance filings detail the millions of dollars Mynnett’s firm received from Omar during the 2020 campaign. And as a cherry atop the sundae, Federal Election Commission filings show that the firm received payments from other campaigns, including $175,000 from the committee of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and nearly $130,000 from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
Ed Morrissey had thoughts.
Update; Precisely what “economic injury” did E Street Group LLC suffer in 2020? They made $4M overall in this cycle. They only made $145K in 2018 and yet got four times that amount in “economic injury” loans.
Obviously, Ed Morrissey is a (pick one, or more): “bigot,” “racist,” “white supremacist,” “Islamophobe,” “misogynist,” “all-around hater.”
Update; Precisely what “economic injury” did E Street Group LLC suffer in 2020? They made $4M overall in this cycle. They only made $145K in 2018 and yet got four times that amount in “economic injury” loans. https://t.co/4T5g2EuKwi
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) December 7, 2020
Fox detailed the money Omar’s husband’s company received from her campaign in a November 10 report.
[Omar] paid nearly $2.8 million to her husband’s political consulting firm so far in the 2019-2020 election cycle, including nearly 70% of her third-quarter disbursements.
Federal Election Commission data shows that Omar’s campaign sent $1.6 million to E Street Group LLC, which is owned by her husband Tim Mynett, from the start of 2019 through Jul. 22, 2020.
After that, she reported an additional $1.1 million in the third quarter and $27,000 in the following weeks. That $1.1 million constituted nearly 70% of the $1.6 million that Omar’s campaign spent that quarter.
The expenses covered a range of services, including cable advertising, “digital consulting,” video production, and editing.
According to Fox News, neither Omar nor E Street Group responded to requests for comment. Uh-huh, try to control your shock and amazement.
However, one week after the Fox News report on November 10, as reported by the Star Tribune Omar said in an email that she had cut financial ties with her hubby’s firm [rolling-eyes emoji] to “make sure that anybody who is supporting our campaign with their time or financial support feels there is no perceived issue with that support.” [two rolling-eyes emojis].
In an email, Omar wrote, in part:
“Every dollar that was spent went to a team of more than twenty that were helping us fight back against attacks and organize on the ground and online in a COVID-19 world.
“And Tim — beyond his salary at the firm — received no profit whatsoever from the consulting relationship the firm provided.”
Jihadi Barbie Ilhan, sure he didn’t. They never do, do they?
Check out my earlier article about the thoughts of “The Great One,” Mark Levin’s thoughts on the controversy of the presidential election and its aftermath.