Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar is in the news a lot — and it is never for any kind acts on her part.
She is in the news for saying horrible things about Jews, hating her own country, and now for violating campaign finance rules.
In April, the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board opened an investigation looking for campaign finance violations she is alleged to have committed.
Minnesota Representative Steve Drazkowski referred Omar to the Campaign Finance Board, alleging she spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use.
Rep. Omar was accused of spending the money to pay for a trip to Boston and Estonia.
She was accused of spending campaign funds to pay for her divorce.
When Omar was asked about the allegations in a debate, she responded by calling Rep. Drazkowski a “bigot.”
Of course she did. She likes to play the victim card any time someone has the audacity to question her actions or rhetoric.
Ilhan Omar possesses the trifecta of victimhood: She is a woman, she is Islamic, and she is an immigrant.
It will only be a matter of time until plays the victim card again now that she has been found to have violated campaign finance rules.
Ilhan Omar violated campaign finance rules
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board found that Rep. Omar violated state campaign finance rules when she used campaign funds for personal use. The committee determined that she used the funds on out-of-state travel expenses as well as help on her tax returns. The board has ordered her to pay a $500 fine and reimburse her campaign $3,500.
The ruling stated that Rep. Omar must “personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23. This reimbursement payment is the total amount of campaign funds that were used for purposes not permitted by statue in 2016 and 2017. Rep. Omar must provide documentation within 30 days from the date of this order showing the deposit of the reimbursement into the Omar committee’s account.”
Of course, Omar believes she is above the law and did nothing wrong. She even went as far as to claim that the board found her innocent of any wrongdoing.
She might want to go back and read the board’s report, because they clearly found her guilty.
Omar said that she was “glad this process is complete” and that “we have been collaborative in the process and are glad the report showed that none of money was used for personal use, as was initially alleged.”
Does she think the American people are stupid and can’t read? The board said in their ruling that was reported above that she used the campaign funds for personal use. Who does she think she’s fooling?
Ilhan Omar also has tax issues. She has a history of being dishonest when filing her tax returns. The discrepancy in question revolves around a joint tax return she filed with a man she was not married to.
Fox News reported: “Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was reportedly married to another man. Omar engaged in a civil marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, and the couple separated in 2011 without formally petitioning for divorce until 2017.”
Last time I checked, you can’t file jointly with a man you’re not married to.
This report lends some credence to the allegation that Omar was married to two men at the same time — one of which may have been her brother.
That’s right — she has been rumored to have been married to her brother.
City Journal reported on the rumor, although it has never been confirmed that she married her brother.
One thing is for sure … Omar didn’t follow the law.