Congresswoman Ilahn Omar has gotten remarried to a member of her campaign staff. Omar had a long affair with him before he got a divorce from his wife last summer.
Omar announced the news in an Instagram post with the caption: “Got married! From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed. Alhamdulillah”
Alhamdulillah is an Arabic expression which means “praise be to God.”
Reports of Omar’s relationship with Mynett, a Washington, D.C., consultant who specializes in fundraising for Democrat lawmakers, first made the rounds after Mynett’s now-ex-wife alleged in August divorce filings that her then-husband engaged in an extramarital affair with Omar. The New York Post first reported that Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett said her husband Tim admitted to having an affair with the Minnesota Democrat in April. Dr. Mynett also alleged her then-spouse made a “shocking declaration of love” for the “Squad” member and dumped her soon after.
The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar,” the court documents read.
Late last summer, Mynett denied making that statement in his legal response, and Omar denied the alleged affair in a television interview.
FEC campaign filings show that Omar’s campaign has paid Mynett’s firm, E Street Group, $215,000 in the fourth quarter of 2019, bringing the total money paid to the firm to $525,000. The payments could land the freshman congresswoman in hot water.
In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in August, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) alleged Omar illegally used campaign money to help carry on an affair with Mynett.