Omar target of campaign finance inquiry

Monday, April 8, 2019
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Rep. Ilhan Omar sitting in CongressThe head of a pro-Israel ministry is not surprised that a controversial freshman congresswoman is being investigated for campaign finance violations. 

Rep. Ilhan Omar is being scrutinized by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board over allegations that she spent approximately $6,000 of campaign funds on her divorce lawyer and on personal travel.   

A state Republican lawmaker filed the two separate complaints last year, later telling Minnesota media that he had witnessed a “long pattern” of Omar failing to follow state laws.

“She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas,” said Rep. Steve Drazkowski, “and gotten by with it.”

The investigation has received little national attention but The Daily Wire confirmed it in an April 2 story, citing an exclusive report from a Minnesota TV news station, 13WHAM, that interviewed Drazkowski.  

13WHAM reported that Omar violated state election law as a state rep after receiving $2,500 for making speeches at state colleges, a violation of ethics rules.

Citing the congresswoman’s criticism of Jews and Israel, Laurie Cardoza-Moore of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations says no one should be surprised if it turns out Omar misused campaign funds and lied about it.

“When you look at the character of an individual that perpetuates lies to perpetuate disinformation,” says Cardoza-Moore, “we shouldn't be surprised if this same person is involved in illegal expenditures with regard to her campaign."

In fact, Drazkowski said Omar is hiding behind her religion and immigrant history to shield her from scrutiny, which scares others from criticizing her only to be called racist and bigoted if they speak out.

Omar, in fact, called Drazkowski “bigoted” when a debate moderator pressed her about the investigation at a debate last fall before Election Day.

13WLAM said the state election board is expected to issue a ruling within the next month to six weeks.

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