Where the far left’s so-called “squad” members go (Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, and Ilhan Omar), so goes hypocrisy and a “rules for thee” mentality. (See “defunding the police while increasing private security”.)
A book could be written on all their transgressions —and maybe one will be someday —but for now, let’s focus on the latest case of “follow the money” with Rep. Illhan Omar. More specifically, money that has found its way into the pocket of her husband’s company E Street Group from the Minnesota Democratic Labor Party (who supports Omar).
According to Fox News, “The Minnesota progressive’s campaign dished out nearly $3 million to [husband Tim] Mynett’s firm, E Street Group, before criticism had forced her to terminate the contract in November 2020. Mynett and his business partner then appeared to veer away from their political operation to consult wine and beverage companies.”
Omar sent an email to supporters in 2020, announcing the termination of the controversial, seemingly self-enriching contract. That was the end of her campaign’s relationship with E Street.
But now it sounds like they are back in business.
“The E Street Group received a $15,000 research consulting payment from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s federal committee on Feb. 25, records show,: Fox found, based on FEC filings. “Mynett’s firm hauled in the money just two days after Omar’s campaign transferred $15,000 into the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s coffers. Omar’s campaign sent $22,000 to the committee this cycle before the payment.”
A complaint was filed back in 2019 by the Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center, but was tossed out earlier this year. “The FEC’s unanimous 6-0 ruling confirms what we’ve said from the beginning: This was a baseless effort by a right-wing group to smear the congresswoman,” Omar campaign spokesman Isi Baehr-Breen said. “We’re glad people now have a better idea of the kind of tactics the right wing is willing to use to try to smear and silence Rep. Omar.”
Tactics? You mean filing a reasonable complaint asking an even more reasonable question?
If the relationship is above board, why cancel the contract in the first place after public outcry? Best case, the optics are terrible on an innocuous yet ill advised working relationship. Worst case, Rep. Omar and her cohorts are pushing money back into the pocket of Ms. Omar.