Judicial Watch, a government watchdog organization that has been instrumental in demanding transparency from the feds for years, filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) this week, alleging that she should be investigated for immigration, tax, student loan, and marriage fraud by the House Office of Congressional Ethics. In a statement, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that the evidence against Omar was “overwhelming” and demanded that the House “urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing.”
“Substantial, compelling and, to date, unrefuted evidence has been uncovered that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have committed the following crimes in violation of both federal law and Minnesota state law: perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud,” said Fitton.
Judicial Watch said that the complaint was hand-delivered to Ethic Office chairman David Skaggs.
“In the words of investigative reporter David Steinberg: ‘The facts describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history,’” reads the complaint. “The evidence developed against Rep. Omar was the result of a three-year-long investigation in both the United States and the United Kingdom by Mr. Steinberg and his investigative reporter colleagues Preya Samsundar and Scott Johnson. It is supported by information gathered from public records, social media postings, genealogy databases, computer forensic analysis, unaltered digital photographs, discussions between the investigative reporters and the subjects of the investigation themselves, and information supplied by confidential sources within the Somali-American community.”
News of Omar’s fraudulent activities have plagued her for months, and neither she nor her lawyers have come up with any suitable answer to the allegations. These include disturbing reports that she married her own brother in an attempt to both defraud American immigration laws and save money on taxes. These charges also relate to campaign finance fraud, for which she has already been deemed guilty and assessed a fine.
“Mr. Steinberg, et al. have engaged in meticulous research and reporting over a period of years. They have demonstrated with a high degree of probability that Rep. Ilhan Omar has violated House Ethics Rules, federal and state laws,” concludes Judicial Watch. “We call upon the Office of Congressional Ethics to launch an investigation into Rep. Omar’s conduct immediately.”
You know, the media was really upset last week when the Trump campaign rally chant “lock her up” morphed into “send her back” for Omar.
Perhaps, given the allegations against her, we can just go back to the old one.