Representative Ilhan Omar is a political disaster for the Democratic Party. When she was elected as the first Somali-born member of Congress, her caucus had high hopes. But her short tenure on Capitol Hill has seen controversy after controversy, and despite Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders protecting her, she continues to find ways to alienate herself from her peers, her constituents, and her family.
Reports yesterday that her husband wants a divorce following news that she’s been having an affair with a married Democratic strategist have brought radio silence from Democrats regarding their troubled freshman Congresswoman. But a source on Capitol Hill says some Democratic lawmakers are trying to persuade her to stay under the radar until her term ends and not seek reelection.
(Editor’s Note: Single anonymous sources are not normally accepted, but this particular source is credible and the information makes sense.)
It would seem her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, isn’t the only one who wants a divorce from Omar. Some Democrats seem to have the same goal – divorcing her from Democratic leadership.
It’s unlikely Omar would step down or succumb to pressure from leaders in her party. She has remained resolute in dodging every question regarding the various controversial topics that surround her at any given moment. From allegations she married her brother for the purpose of immigration fraud to normalizing anti-Semitism to bucking her colleagues on Democratic bills, Omar has maintained a defiant posture against Democrats and Republicans alike.
As Democrats try to ramp up for the 2020 election with hopes of taking control of the Senate and evicting President Trump, Ilhan Omar remains a thorn in their side. She’s an embarrassment to her party, this nation, and herself.
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