Looks like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) can no longer deny her marital situation.
It’s now being reported that she has filed for divorce from her present husband, Ahmed Hirsi.
She’d previously denied that they were separated amidst accusations that she was having an affair.
Earlier in the year, the wife of Democratic political consultant Tim Mynett accused her husband of having an affair with Omar in court filings pertaining to the couple’s divorce. Mynett filed a response, denying that he’d told his wife he was leaving her for Omar.
As the Washington Examiner observes:
The allegation of the affair brought added scrutiny to Omar’s own marriage. She has faced repeated questions over her marital history after allegations surfaced that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud.
The freshman congresswoman married Hirsi in 2002 during a faith ceremony but did not legally marry until years later. Omar and Hirsi had two children before they separated in 2008. The next year, Omar legally married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. The two split in 2011, the same year Omar and Hirsi reconciled, but did not legally divorce until 2017. Meanwhile, Omar and Hirsi had a third child in 2012 and legally married in early 2018.
Omar, 37, has denied that she was in a relationship with anyone else. When asked in August whether she had separated from Hirsi or was dating anyone else, Omar said, “No I am not.”
Omar’s relationship with Mynett, her political consultant, has also faced scrutiny because of campaign finance rules.
From Fox News:
The conservative, Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center filed a complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday, alleging that the lawmaker used campaign funds to illegally reimburse her purported paramour for personal travel expenses.
The complaint also charges that Omar failed to itemize travel reimbursements as required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 — and that the travel expenses increased during the same month that Omar’s alleged affair with married Washington, D.C. political consultant Tim Mynett, 38, heated up. ….
Omar’s campaign has paid Mynett’s E. Street Group, LLC around $230,000 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, Internet advertising and travel expenses since 2018, federal election records indicate. Most of those payments occurred after Election Day last year.
Omar’s legal people denied that there had been anything illegal or improper about the expenditures.
Minnesota campaign finance officials found in June that Omar had violated state campaign finance rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel. They ordered her to reimburse $3500 and fined her $500. Omar has also faced questions about allegedly filing joint tax returns with her present husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while still reportedly legally married to her past husband, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.