Representative Ilhan Omar has donated millions to her husband’s political consulting firm. The total now stands at a jaw-dropping $2.7 million in campaign funds that have been funneled to the company. The suspicious financial filings are only the latest in a long string of scandals that marred her short time in Congress. The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board has ordered the representative to repay thousands for a campaign finance violation.
Omar’s campaign filings, released Thursday, show that she sent $1.1 million more to the E Street Group, a political consulting firm owned by her husband, Tim Mynett. The payments account for nearly 70 percent of the $1.6 million Omar’s campaign has disbursed between July 23 and the end of September. They have helped cover advertisements, consulting, travel expenses, and production costs.
The freshman “Squad” member has showered her husband’s company with cash this cycle. The E Street Group is the highest paid vendor from the campaign, and Omar had already sent $1.6 million to the group.
With the $1.1. million in new payments, the firm has now received a total of $2.7 million from Omar’s campaign for the 2020 elections.
This is not the first time the Democrat’s shady financial decisions has caught negative attention. Omar is also currently facing a complaint from the House after allegedly breaking ethics rules regarding an advance she received for her memoir.