Ilhan Omar's Response to a Tweet About Adultery Is Making Heads Spin

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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responds to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken” countries, as he exploited the nation’s glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been relatively quiet for a little while now.

So we were probably due for a story from her.

She just obliged in an exchange with someone on Twitter when the person chastised her over adultery, quoting the Quran.

Omar was commenting on President Donald Trump’s remarks that we were going to face a tough two weeks in which there was likely going to be a big rise in deaths due to the Wuhan coronavirus. She invoked Allah.

But one person’s response to her got under her skin.

Whoa, now that’s dropping a challenging tweet on her. Omar was accused of being in an affair with a political consultant for her campaign, Tim Mynett. The accusation came last year from Mynett’s wife at the time in divorce proceedings. The Mynetts were later divorced, as were Omar and her-then husband, Ahmed Hirsi. This year, she married Mynett.

That, of course, is just the latest in her marriage saga. She was also married in a Muslim ceremony to Ahmed Hirsi, then subsequently to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi (the man some have claimed is her brother) in a legal ceremony and then to Hirsi again.

But Omar wasn’t going to let the adultery tweet go past.

Oh, my. As some noted in response to Omar, she might want to double-check the meaning of the word “chaste.” And is she actually advocating flogging someone for calling her out on Twitter? Really?

Thinking that’s probably not a great look for a member of Congress, all the way around.