MUM: Ilhan Omar Denies Bombshell Affair Reports, Then Refuses To Answer Questions
Rep. Ilhan Omar denies that she has split from her husband and is dating another man, but refused to answer other questions a day after reports to the contrary emerged.
Asked in an interview with Minnesota news station WCCO if the she was dating, Omar said: “No, I am not.” But she offered no more information and said she won’t talk about the reports on her “personal life.”
“I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it,” Omar said.
The reporter asked: “You seem completely unphased and unbowed by negative publicity about your personal life that you don’t want to comment on. How do you do it?”
“I know who I am. The people who I love know who I am and what I care about,” Omar told WCCO. “I have three beautiful little children and a family to care for, so for me, my focus is doing the work that I feel I was destined to do.”
On Tuesday, a mother from Washington, D.C., said her political-consultant husband had left her for Omar, according to a divorce filing obtained by The New York 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 lefty 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.
Here’s something even more interesting: “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,” the Post reported.