Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is not really incestuous or polyandrous — the alleged marriage to her brother was never more than a scam, presumably to advance his immigration status. Her main squeeze, whom she belatedly married, was not her husband when she falsely filed joint tax returns with him. So there was no bigamy, just plain old tax fraud.
For the rest of this post, readers are asked to mentally insert the word “alleged” in front of any description of a crime or potential crime. Except for the fraudulent tax returns — which are documented in the public record — Rep. Omar has not been convicted of any crime, so the “alleged”s are de rigueur. Nor has she been investigated for any of the other crimes, as far as I know. Since she is a Woke Woman of Color, and a Muslim to boot, she generally gets a free pass.
She has refused to answer any questions about her siblings, her marriage to her brother, or related matters. Her spokesbeings uniformly dismiss such questions as evidence of “bigotry” — even when they are asked by The Star-Tribune, the local Minneapolis paper that has served as her own unpaid PR firm from the inception of her career. Yes, even the earnest Progressives of the Strib are bigoted if they ask Saint Ilhan about her marriage to her brother.
The “bigotry” charge is, as usual, more than enough to deflect any serious media inquiries into the matter. Not that the MSM needs any real deflection — a Progressive Muslim woman of color is close enough to their idea of a perfect politician to ensure that they accept the Congressmuslima’s press releases as the gospel truth.
For the past three years three non-MSM people have been digging deeply into Ilhan Omar’s (or really, Ilhan Elmi’s) shady dealings. Two of them, Scott Johnson of Power Line and David Steinberg, formerly of PJM, have collaborated to do the investigative work that the “journalists” should have been doing, but haven’t.
Scott Johnson appeared on Tucker Carlson’s program to discuss the devastating information in David Steinberg’s latest report, which was published yesterday at Power Line:
Ilhan Elmi’s family divided itself into two parts to escape from Somalia. Her father and three of his daughters (one of them being Ilhan) took on a false surname in order to attach themselves to a family that had been granted asylum in the USA. Three others, Ilhan’s brother and two sisters, were able to get into the UK under their real surname, Elmi.
Ilhan later married the brother who lived in the UK, presumably to help him gain permanent residency in the USA.
To accomplish the above shenanigans, Rep. Omar had to lie at least eight times on various forms and declarations. Each of those lies was a crime, and some — perhaps all — were federal crimes.
None of that presented even the slightest speed bump in the young Somalienne’s political career. A simple accusation of bigotry has been sufficient to deter all serious inquiries.
We’ll see where it goes from here. My guess is that nothing will happen to her — the rot in this country goes deep, and there is little that Donald Trump can do to interfere with the machinations of the Progressive permanent government.
I doubt there are any indictments or perp walks in Ilhan Omar’s star-spangled future.
Hat tip: Conservative Tree House.