Ilhan Omar Blames ‘Political Opponents’ for Her Failed Marriage
Anti-Trump Democrat says her foes ruined her marriage - not alleged affair, brother claims
Radical anti-Trump Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) says her "political opponents and the media" are to blame for her marriage failing after she filed for divorce last week.
After Monday reports that the far-left Minnesota lawmaker started divorce proceedings from her husband Ahmed Hirsi on Friday, Omar responded saying her foes are responsible for her marriage's failure.
Omar didn't cite her alleged recent affair with Democratic consultant Tim Mynett, however, nor did she mention allegations that she married her biological brother as reasons for her relationship with Hirsi breaking down.
In divorce documents filed in August by Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett, she says her husband Tim Mynett had an extra-marital affair with "AOC Plus 3 Squad" member Omar, citing the relationship as one of the reasons for separation.
Rumors of the 37-year-old congresswoman's affair with prominent Washington political consultant Mynett emerged when the pair was spotted back in March at a California restaurant.
The affair was confirmed by Mynett's wife in her divorce filings, in which she claims her husband made a “devastating and shocking” revelation that he was having an affair with Omar.
According to Omar, however, it wasn't her own actions that caused her marriage to crumble.
“Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media,” according to a statement “on behalf” of Omar from her lawyer, referring to the congresswoman and her husband, Ahmed Hirsi.
“This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children,” the statement continues.
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family.
“Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.”
Omar filed for divorce from Hirsi on Friday in Minneapolis, according to the New York Post.
The filing was submitted less than two months after a Washington, DC, mom and doctor accused Omar in court papers of having an affair with her husband, political consultant Tim Mynett.
Friday’s divorce filing from Omar came about an hour before the Mynetts’ first hearing in their own marital split was postponed.
The Mynetts’ hearing was slated for Monday morning, but court papers were filed around 3 p.m. Friday to postpone it.
An hour earlier, Omar had filed for divorce from her husband.
President Donald Trump has been one of Omar's most vocal critics since she won her seat in Congress.
In July, the president voiced his concerns regarding allegations that Somalia-born Rep. Omar married her brother to bypass immigration laws so he could enter the United States.
Speaking to the media during an impromptu press conference on the White House lawn, Trump said "there's a lot of talk" about Omar being "married to her brother."
President Donald Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): “There's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. … I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that” pic.twitter.com/U6Vs7UpblZ— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 17, 2019
A reporter asked President Trump "if the administration was looking into possible immigration fraud committed by Ilhan Omar for possibly marrying her brother."
"Well there's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother," Trump said.
"I know nothing about it, I hear that she was married to her brother, you're asking me a question about it.
"I don't know but I'm sure that somebody would be looking at that."