Ilhan Omar just loves to skirt the ethical and legal lines.
It is well documented that Ilhan Omar is alleged to have married her biological brother to make it easier for him to enter the United States. News outlets have also reported that the FBI is investigating whether Ilhan Omar's marriage violated immigration law, which if proven could result in her citizenship being revoked. While that may seem like an extreme punishment, the US Government has, in the past, revoked the citizenship of naturalized citizens found to have arranged a fraudulent marriage for themselves or others...
Ilhan Omar has also raised eyebrows by allegedly cheating on her husband (not the suspected brother, but her second husband) with one of her campaign's vendors, Tim Mynett.
Omar previously denied the allegation that she had an extramarital affair with one of her campaign's vendors. But given the fact that she is now married to him, and divorced from the husband that she previously allegedly cheated on, you can judge how truthful she has been...
The real question, like so many of Ilhan Omar's marriages, is whether it is legal or ethical.
Under Islamic Law, what Ilhan Omar is doing is Haram, meaning forbidden. In fact, it is very forbidden. Adultery in countries like Saudi Arabia is punishable by death.
But, luckily, Ilhan Omar is not living in a Sharia country, so she doesn't need to worry about being stoned for this.
There are additional questions, however, because Ilhan Omar is now married to one of her Congressional campaign's vendors. The FEC and State Regulators will be very interested to see whether the money being funneled to Mynett is legitimate.
As we have seen from other Democrats campaign vendor agreements are often used to enrich family members, paying them far more than an unrelated vendor would get for the services. For example, Maxine Waters has paid her daughter hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years out of campaign fund to put stamps onto campaign mailers and seal envelopes.
Candidates cannot pay themselves out of campaign funds for their own contributions to their campaigns and the FEC gives extra scrutiny to spouses who collect campaign paychecks.
It remains to be seen whether Mynett will remain a campaign vendor and, if so, whether the payments being made to him are legal or ethical.
It is often said that 'where there is smoke, there's fire.' It is unclear, at this point, whether Ilhan Omar's actions are illegal. But what we do know is between the alleged brother-loving (spouse #1), simultaneous marriage to another man (spouse #2), and then the cheating and marriage to a paid campaign vendor (spouse #3), there is a hell of a lot of smoke here...
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