Freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi Friday, according to public court documents.

Moreover, Omar is allegedly engaged in an extramarital affair with Washington political consultant Tim Mynett. Mynett’s wife, Beth Mynett, filed for divorce in August after her husband admitted to the affair as reported by this news site. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint filed on August 29 alleged that Omar’s campaign paid for Mynett’s personal travel. At the time, Omar denied claims that the two were engaged in an affair.


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“Ilhan has filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed. As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family. For years, Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and inuendo from political opponents and the media. This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children. 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,” said Omar’s attorney in a statement to KSTP.

In July, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Omar after she filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 with Hirsi. The two weren’t married at the time. However, the complaint alleged Omar committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother.