The media has been absolutely fawning over the election of Somali-American Ilhan Omar to represent House District 60B in Minnesota’s state legislature, but she had a dirty secret she was hiding and it was just revealed.
The Power Line blog did some digging into Omar’s past and what they found could be the end to her hopes of getting into office. After winning a three-way race for the seat, it was revealed that Omar may have been involved in both marriage and immigration fraud in the past, both of which are very serious crimes.
Omar has been hailed by the media for her “historic” win, but they may soon be forced to change their tune should the accusations against her prove to be true.
Omar married the father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi, back in 2002, which isn’t an issue. However, she apparently married again in 2009, and it was to her own brother, Power Line discovered.
In Minnesota, it’s a felony to engage in bigamy, which is defined in the state as “knowingly having a prior marriage that is not dissolved” while also “contracting a marriage in this state.” The punishment carries a $10,000 fine and up to five years in prison.
It’s unclear whether or not Omar’s first marriage was dissolved; however, that’s the least of her concerns. The same reports indicated that her brother is a British national, and their marriage was so that he could circumvent our immigrations system – another felony.
When asked for comment about the accusations, Omar’s attorney gave a rather shady reply:
Dear Mr. Johnson:
I have been contacted by the Ilhan Omar campaign. Their response to your email from this morning is as follows:
“There are people who do not want an East African, Muslim woman elected to office and who will follow Donald Trump’s playbook to prevent it. Ilhan Omar’s campaign sees your superfluous contentions as one more in a series of attempts to discredit her candidacy.
Ilhan Omar’s campaign will not be distracted by negative forces and will continue to focus its energy on creating positive engagement with community members to make the district and state more prosperous and equitable for everyone.”
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please direct them to me in writing so we have a record of any further communications.
Of course, rather than address the issue and unequivocally deny it, she chose to make it about her heritage and impugn the motives of the reporter asking the questions. Almost seems as if it’s an admission of guilt on its own.
Regardless, if we had an honest media it would thoroughly investigate the issue despite the fact that Omar’s election was “historic,” or whatever. But alas, we don’t have an honest media, so because she’s of a protected liberal class, she’ll get a free pass on the matter just like Hillary Clinton did with her emails.
If someone is unfit to serve our country, it’s the media’s duty to report it regardless of their race, skin color, sex, or beliefs. It’s just too bad they seem to have forgotten their duties, and instead serve as advocates for their favored politicians while acting as hitmen against those they dislike.