Omar Dismisses 'Stupid Questions' About Alleged Affair, Misuse of Campaign Funds
Democratic congresswoman faces more controversy for ignoring questions
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) rejected questions from reporters asking her about the allegations she misused campaign funds to reimburse her purported paramour for travel expenses.
Omar referred to inquiries from reporters on the allegations of fraud and the alleged affair as "stupid questions."
Earlier this week, a complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Wednesday alleging Omar fraudulently funneled campaign money to a man she was having a romantic affair with.
The controversial Democrat is accused of having an extramarital affair with married Democratic consultant Tim Mynett.
As Neon Nettle reported, in divorce documents filed this week, Mynett's wife, Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett, says her husband had an affair with "Squad" member Omar, citing the relationship as one of the reasons for separation.
A reporter asked Omar at one of her official appearances at a north Minneapolis grocery store:
“Congresswoman, why are you dodging these questions?”
“Because they’re stupid questions,” Omar responded.
One of Omar’s aides then blocked any members of the press coming near to the congresswoman, Fox 9 reported.
Omar addressed reporters directly, later at a roundtable.
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“I will just say I have no interest in commenting on anything that you are about to ask about my personal life, so you can chase me all you want,” she said.
According to federal election records, E. Street Group received $230,000 from Omar's campaign since 2018 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, Internet advertising, and travel expenses.
The FEC complaint was filed days after Beth Mynett submitted divorce papers in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, alleging her husband said he was having an affair with Omar.
But the married Minnesota congresswoman had denied the affair, calling the FEC complaint a “political ploy.”
Earlier this year in April, Omar was also investigated by authorities following two complaints of campaign finance fraud.