Well, if you’re going to announce this, you might as well drop it during the night of President Trump’s address on the Wuhan Virus. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has married the lefty political operative, Tim Mynett, whom she denied dating. Mynett also received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Omar’s campaign. The two were reportedly carrying out an affair, which The New York Post reported on in September of 2019:
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s alleged lover Tim Mynett has denied bombshell allegations that he left his wife for the Somali-born representative — accusing wife Beth Mynett in a counterclaim of waging a campaign to “ruin his career” after he left their unhappy marriage.
The DC political consultant, who has been working for Omar, denied accusations leveled by his physician wife in her divorce filing that he was having a love affair with Omar and said he hadn’t been in a relationship with any other woman during their six-year marriage, according to the counterclaim filed in DC Superior Court.
Omar, a married mom of three, has denied the allegations.
Alas, everyone lies—and that is especially applicable to politicians. The Minnesota Democrat posted the news on Instagram (via Fox News):
Rep. Ilhan Omar shared some personal Wednesday night: She’s a new bride.
The Minnesota Democrat posted on Instagram a photo of herself and her former political consultant, Tim Mynett.
“Got married! From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed. Alhamdulillah,” she wrote in the caption, ending with the Arabic word that translates in English to, “Praise be to God.”
The Star Tribune has more on this union between the congresswoman and the lefty consultant her campaign doled out $500,000 to whilst also carrying out this tryst:
“Got married! From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed," Omar's Instagram post said. A spokesman for Omar said the two also married in the Islamic faith.
Allegations of a relationship between Omar and Mynett swirled last year and brought much scrutiny on the freshman congresswoman. Her relationship with Mynett is at the center of a Federal Election Commission complaint alleging that money Omar's campaign committee paid to Mynett and his firm for travel expenses were for personal use.
Omar's campaign paid Mynett's company, E Street Group, more than $500,000 last year for consulting, advertising, fundraising and travel.
Omar's marital history also came under political fire last year after it came to light that she and Hirsi filed taxes jointly while she was legally married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. She married Elmi during what she described as an impasse in her relationship with Hirsi. The marriage with Elmi legally ended in 2017, several years after she reunited and had a third child with Hirsi.
Yeah, her marriage history is another story entirely, but this union is an ethics minefield that many have noted should be brought under the microscope. It’s a dirty union indeed:
Ilhan Omar announces she just got married to her political strategist, who she denied dating pic.twitter.com/SkXdyvcfoR— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) March 12, 2020
Ilhan Omar has married her political strategist, whom her campaign has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars. She denied dating him at first. But now that they're hitched she is being enriched by the money people donated to her campaign. Nice work if you can get it.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) March 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Ilhan Omar got married again pic.twitter.com/Vxa5jdWIvf— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 12, 2020
Ilhan Omar paid this man directly/via his firm hundreds of thousands of dollars while (now self-evidently) carrying on an affair with him. Corrupt, alleged lawbreakers with ties to hostile actors foreign and domestic just can’t serve in Congress https://t.co/hIymERYKhN https://t.co/hxyDz89D1b— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) March 12, 2020
“Congratulations!”— Imam of Peace (@Imamofpeace) March 12, 2020
To make this scandal acceptable, Tim grew a messy beard to look like the rest of the Islamists in the USA. https://t.co/Rnz69MLtrl
BREAKING: Months after @JudicialWatch requests expanded ethics investigation into whether Ilhan Omar campaign funds improperly used for alleged paramour, she reportedly just married this man -- further suggesting the payments were shady! https://t.co/TT40dLgM3b https://t.co/JmXuSeuvjC— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 12, 2020
Okay, calling it a dirty union is a bit much, but it's swampy for sure. It must be nice to be a Democrat. You can get away with almost anything.