July 8, 2020

Ilhan Omar pays $878K to husband, but still wants to ‘dismantle’ the U.S. free market

Open Secrets data suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) campaign has paid  E Street Group, a consulting company owned by her husband Tim Mynett, a total of more than $878,000 since 2018. 

“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” said Richard Painter, a former chief ethics lawyer from the administration of former President George W. Bush told The New York Post. 

E Street Group – FEC report (click above to visit the FEC page)

“As long as our economic and political systems prioritize profit, without considering who is profiting and who is being shut out, we will perpetuate inequality” said Omar during a speech she posted on her twitter account.

But Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took offense with Omar’s statement. In a twitter post, she called for Ilhan Omar’s resignation, saying that “Ilhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it. Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy. Omar should resign.”