Minnesota’s largest paper just attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar – a striking indication that Omar is on the verge of complete collapse in her home state.
Omar is a freshman congresswoman from Minnesota – one of the most high-profile in the state.
The attack came at the hands of the Star-Tribune, Minnesota’s largest paper.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Minnesota’s largest newspaper attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday over irregularities in her tax returns.
“It’s not too much to expect that a lawmaker would check with a tax attorney on a rather complicated marital status before filing. And when questions arise, it’s a violation to use campaign funds to clear up those personal issues, as Omar apparently did,” the Star Tribune editorial board wrote Tuesday in a piece titled “Ilhan Omar’s credibility takes another hit.” “If this pattern continues, further investigation may be necessary. Omar could have avoided nearly every infraction by taking simple measures in advance to determine whether her actions would pass legal muster.”
The editorial isn’t just a media commentary.
It’s a warning sign for Omar – who relies on the usually compliant left-wing media in Minnesota to maintain her seat in Congress.
It’s also a sign that Omar is losing credibility with the mainstream left – who staunchly defended her during her anti-semitism scandal.
But as evidence mounts that she committed immigration fraud and possible felony tax evasion, even Democrats are finding her hard to defend.
She Did WHAT?
The underlying scandals are shocking, to say the least.
Michelle Malkin reports:
Investigations dating back to 2016 by blogger Scott Johnson of Power Line (which recently celebrated 15 years in the blogosphere), David North of the Center for Immigration Studies, Alpha News reporter Preya Samsundar and PJMedia.com reporter David Steinberg have determined that the outspoken Somalian Muslim refugee likely married her own brother named Ahmed Elmi in 2009 for some unknown ill-gotten gain while still informally married to the man she calls her husband and father of her three children, Ahmed Hirsi. After a Somalian website floated questions about the marriage arrangement with Elmi and Johnson’s initial reporting broke into the local news, Omar sought to divorce Elmi. Her use of $6,000 in state campaign funds, some of which went to pay a personal divorce lawyer, is currently under state investigation.
How much will it take for Democrats to stop defending this reprehensible conduct? All indications point to a short term for Omar.