Ilhan Omar’s personal life shows more than a lack of character.
Her shady dealings look like she was engaging in criminal behavior.
And Ilhan Omar was horrified to see this smoking gun that could bring her down.
Omar’s love life has been complicated, to say the least.
She married Hirsi in 2002 during a faith ceremony but did not legally marry him even though she had two children with him.
Omar and Hirsi allegedly separated in 2008 and Omar legally married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi the next year.
But publicly available address records show that Omar lived in the same house with Hirsi the entire time that she was legally married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
The simplest explanation is that the marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi was not a real marriage but a sham marriage that was used to conduct visa fraud.
Either that or Ilhan Omar was engaging in a bigamous relationship.
According to Ilhan Omar, she split with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2011 and reconciled with Hirsi the same year.
She and Hirsi have a child who was born in 2012.
But she didn’t get around to divorcing Ahmed Nur Said Elmi until 2017 and she finally married Hirsi legally in 2018.
But now after a single year of wedded bliss, Ilhan Omar is getting divorced from her husband.
The most likely reason for this is the affair that she was alleged to have had with a married member of her paid political-consulting team, according to divorce proceedings.
“It looks like on the surface that she used campaign finance funds to benefit her paramour,” said Tom Fitton, who is head of conservative oversight group Judicial Watch.
According to the Washington Examiner:
“Omar has denied allegations of an affair. When asked in August whether she had separated from Hirsi or was dating anyone else, Omar said, ‘No I am not.’”
“I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue, and so I have no desire to discuss it,” she said.
Mynett, 38, filed a legal response in September pushing back on the allegations made by his estranged wife, Beth Mynett. Beth Mynett, 55, said her political consultant husband told her in April he was in a relationship with Omar.
“Mr. Mynett denies that he told Ms. Mynett he was leaving the marriage for Representative Ilhan Omar or that he was in love with her,” his response said.
Jaime Driggs, Omar’s attorney, said in a statement Monday, “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 fact that Ilhan Omar’s marriage has broken down makes the claims of an affair all the more credible.
Ilhan Omar’s love life is more what you expect to see from a soap opera character rather than a congresswoman.
Her outrageous personal behavior combined with her anti-Semitic remarks and her radical leftist politics should at the very least earn her the censure of the House.
But the divorce proceeding may even uncover illegal behavior that could remove her from office.
What crimes do you think Ilhan Omar has committed in her personal life?
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