July 4, 2024

Omar Faces Yet Another Ethics Complaint

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has found herself in trouble again.

Yet again, Omar has been hit with an ethics complaint over the company she keeps.

This time, it was for a meeting with the former Somalia Prime Minister.

Illegal Activities

The complaint was filed by the American Accountability Foundation (AAF), which believes she violated the Federal Elections Campaign Act.

The group released a statement, which read, “We are deeply concerned by Ilhan Omar’s illegal campaign rally with the former Prime Minister of Somalia.

“Omar already has a long history of statements indicating her disdain for America and allegiance to Somalia, but this goes beyond statements.

“Now her campaign has taken action to involve a foreign leader in an American election. She must resign immediately and return every dollar raised for her at this disgraceful rally.”

The complaint continued, “Omar’s acceptance of Mr. Khaire’s providing his campaign services indicates that Rep.

“Omar knowingly accepted a corporate contribution associated with Mr. Khaire’s travel and lodging costs to galvanize an important constituency ahead of her August primary election.”

Omar’s campaign counsel, David Mitrani, responded, “This ethics complaint is another attempt by the far-right to smear the Congresswoman.

“Congresswoman Omar’s campaign had absolutely no involvement in requesting, coordinating, or facilitating Mr. Khaire’s appearance or his comments, and accordingly there was no violation of the law.”

At the center of the complaint are comments made by the former PM, Hassan Ali Khaire.

During a campaign event, he reportedly stated, “Support her with your votes, tell your neighbors and friends, and anyone you know to come out and support Ilhan Omar.

“And knock on every door you can so that she can be re-elected.”

Khaire is very popular among Somalian migrants, so his words will clearly have an impact on who they vote for in this election.

Khaire left office in 2020.

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