Does this tabloid stuff really matter?
Yes and no.
I doubt any of this stuff is going to do good things for Rep. Omar with her Islamist base. Islam has a certain degree of tolerance for infidelity. Especially among men where it isn’t much of an issue. There’s no tolerance for this same kind of behavior among women.
And it also highlights the reality that Rep. Omar has a poor sense of self-control, appears prone to self-destructive behavior, and is basically the ideal role model for millennial lefties. Those are not good survival traits in a politician. It suggests that her political half-life is limited.
The campaign finance stuff, the alleged brother marriage, weren’t an aberration. This is just how Rep. Omar does things.
And at some point she’s going to do something so manifestly illegal that there will be no covering up for. It’s the Clinton syndrome. Except Rep. Omar is starting to make the Clintons seem like models of rectitude.
A Washington, DC, mom says her political-consultant husband left her for Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to a bombshell divorce filing obtained by The Post.
Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett says her cheating spouse, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was having an affair with the Somali-born US representative and that he even made a “shocking declaration of love” for the Minnesota congresswoman before he ditched his wife, alleges the filing, submitted in DC Superior Court on Tuesday.
The physician, 55, and her 38-year-old husband — who has worked for left-wing Democrats such as Omar and her Minnesota predecessor, Keith Ellison — have a 13-year-old son together.
“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 papers say.
The 37-year-old congresswoman and mom of three paid Tim Mynett and his E. Street Group approximately $230,000 through her campaign since 2018 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, internet advertising and travel expenses.
So it’s no longer just a tabloid rumor, it’s now a legal filling. And it wouldn’t be Rep. Ilhan Omar without the financial conflicts of interest. And a brewing trial which will drag all of this out into public view, unless Mynett settles with his wife out of court. Which would be the smart thing to do.
But nobody involved in this is doing the smart thing.
Omar’s Islamist supporters will probably keep inviting her to events. She’s become too popular on the Left not to. But they also have to be thinking about replacing her with someone more stable and devout.
And pro-Israel Democrats and Republicans have a golden opportunity to get rid of her. But, as usual,they may be too inept to take it.