‘It should not be allowed,’ a former White House ethics lawyer said of the business arrangement
It looks like Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who always rails against the supposed corruption and wickedness of the United States of America, is fairly corrupt herself.
Of course Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Democrat so getting away with blatant political corruption is sadly to be expected I guess.
Turns out more than one third of her campaign cash goes to, wait for it, her new husband Tim Mynett’s political consulting firm to the tune of more than $878,000.
Via Fox News:
When U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar got remarried in March following her divorce, the Minnesota Democrat tied the knot with a man who was a member of her political consulting team.
Now, campaign data show Omar has paid Tim Mynett’s consulting firm a total of more than $878,000 since 2018 — including $189,000 just weeks after the couple announced they were husband and wife, the New York Post reported.
In the first quarter of this year, Mynett’s E Street Group has received more than $292,000 from Omar’s campaign for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and research services, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported in April, citing data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Payments for 2019 totaled more than $500,000, the Star Tribune reported.
Omar’s campaign is her husband’s firm’s biggest client by far, Open Secrets data suggest – with E Street Group receiving about one-third of all the Democrat’s campaign cash, the Washington Examiner reported.
The arrangement is possible because of a 1960s federal anti-nepotism statute that prohibits members of Congress from hiring relatives for government jobs but does not block family members from doing campaign work, a former chief ethics lawyer from the administration of former President George W. Bush told The New York Post.
“It should not be allowed,” attorney Richard Painter said. “I think it’s a horrible idea to allow it, given the amount of money that goes into these campaigns from special interests.”
Mr. Painter is absolutely correct, this type of political corruption should not be allowed to ever happen, and must be exposed so every voter in America and in Omar’s district is aware of it.
Rep. Omar, who allegedly married her brother, is a well known liar and cheat so this is not completely surprising or unexpected.
What is surprising and sad, is how her hometown media, the Star Tribune is silent on this issue and any issue involving Rep. Omar’s corruption.
This is exactly why only Republicans should be elected to higher office. When a Republican is in office the media highlights anything and everything he or she says or does.
Just imagine for a moment that Ted Cruz was caught funneling large amounts of campaign cash to his wife. Would the media be silent or scream about it non-stop for many, many news cycles?
So if you want transparency and accountability in government, vote Republican.
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