Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s husband received $635,000 in Covid-19 bailout money, and $2.5 million for campaign services reports say
“Ilhan Omar’s husband received $635,000 in Covid-19 bailout money for his consulting firm, despite the congresswoman paying his company nearly $2.25 million this year, according to a new report.
Mynett co-owns the Washington D.C. firm, which has also been paid $2,256,700 since the start of 2020 from Omar’s campaign for services that include digital advertising, fundraising consulting and website production”, campaign records show. Source: daily mail.com.
“Omar married Mynett in March. Just weeks after the wedding, Mynett’s consulting firm received almost $200,000 in payments from Omar’s congressional campaign. Between early 2019 and July 2020, Mynett also pocketed $2.8 million from the congresswoman for his firm.
Prior to their wedding, Mynett and Omar were having an affair while both were married to other people. Omar said there should be no ethical concerns about her campaign’s previous financial commitments to her husband’s firm. On Twitter, in March, she wrote, “We consulted with a top FEC campaign attorney to ensure there were no possible legal issues with our relationship. We were told this is not uncommon and that no, there weren’t,” Bright reports.
We don’t know whether any of these transactions violate campaign laws or otherwise run afoul of any law. Omar says she consulted with a “top” FEC campaign attorney on these matters regarding the husband/wife relationship.
But the bigger point here is that such transactions between the two appear to present an appearance of impropriety. We wonder why such expenditures are even necessary given Omar’s voter dominance in her district: Omar received 255,924 votes (64.5%), and Lacy Johnson received 102,878 votes (25.9 %).
Moreover, what about all the hardworking, tax-paying Americans who don’t have a congresswoman in place that didn’t somehow receive Covid money? It does not seem ethical or right.