Few politicians have had a more avid defender than ilhan omar has had in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune – which, in my opinion, has seriously damaged its reputation for journalistic integrity in an effort to protect her from charges that she illegally married her own brother, and committed multiple instances of tax fraud relating to that “marriage” – among other things.
But not any more.
Whether because the paper has had a belated epiphany, or it was just shamed so completely over its look-the-other-way stance (I pick door #2), the Star-Tribune is now – finally – talking about the facts surrounding these allegations.
From Peter Hasson’s article in dailycaller.com, we have these excerpts:
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has allegedly been uncooperative with her hometown paper’s efforts to get to the bottom of accusations that she committed marriage fraud, the paper’s political editor said.
Omar’s brief congressional career has been dogged by accusations — which she has denied — that she married a male relative, possibly her brother. Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns while Omar was married to another man, Ahmed Elmi, Minnesota campaign finance officials said.
“Our public records searches determined that in at least one period after she married Elmi, all three (Omar, Elmi and Hirsi) used the same address in Minnesota. It raises questions about the nature of the relationship if she is living with both the person she’s married to and her eventual husband,” ( Star-Tribune editor Kevin) Diaz said
How bad does this stink? Like the back of a clam house during a mid-summer garbage strike, that’s how bad.
But count on ilhan omar to answer by accusing the Star-Tribune of singling out a woman of color, and a Muslim and an immigrant, and a Somalian, and….maybe she’ll come up with a few more reasons you should ignore the facts as they unfold as well.
It seems pretty clear that, in ilhan omar, Minnesota’s 5th congressional district has elected a pleasant looking, soft spoken…liar and felon – not to mention USA hater, Israel hater and virulent anti-Semite.
The sooner this country puts this sack of mung in its rear view mirror, the better. Here’s hoping the revelations now being reported – and, apparently, being further investigated – by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, accelerate the process.
One other thing: powerlineblog.com’s Scott Johnson has a powerful, extremely informative piece on omar and her sordid activities. I strongly urge you to click here and read it.