Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who is accused of been married her own brother has filed for divorce amid allegations of an affair from the husband she divorced once before.
Omar has faced allegations that she had an affair with Tim Mynett, a DC-based political consultant.
The divorce was filed on Friday.
Omar and Hirsi had previously been married and divorced, they married for the first time in 2002, divorced in 2008, and remarried in 2018.
According to The New York Post, Omar, 38, and Hirsi were married in a religious ceremony in 2002. The two separated in 2008, then legally remarried in 2018.
“There has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship,” the court documents filed in Minnesota say.
Omar said neither partner is seeking an order of protection and she seeks the court to grant them “joint legal and physical custody” of their three minor children.
She also asked the court to determine child support to “serve the minor children’s best interest” and award the “marital property” as the court “may deem just and equitable.”
In August, The Post was first to report that DC-based doctor Beth Mynett had filed for divorce from her husband, Tim Mynett, alleging that he was carrying on an affair with Omar.
All the while, Omar’s campaign fund was paying Tim Mynett’s firm for work, including for travel.
Conservative watchdog groups have filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission over this money transfer.
In early September, Tim Mynett filed a response with the D.C. court denying he had an affair.
“Since the time of Mr. Mynett’s departure from the marital home, Ms. Mynett began a negative campaign against Mr. Mynett, seemingly in an effort to ruin his career and permanently damage his relationship with William and his step-daughter,” the court papers said.
The Mynetts have one son together.
They were due in D.C. court Monday morning, but on late Friday the hearing was rescheduled for later this month.
According to Beth Mynett’s divorce papers, the couple separated in April after Tim Mynett acknowledged he was in a romantic relationship with Omar.
“Defendant met Rep. Omar while working for her,’’ the document states. “Although devastated by the betrayal and deceit that preceded his abrupt declaration, Plaintiff told Defendant that she loved him, and was willing to fight for the marriage.”
“Defendant, however, told her that was not an option for him’’ and moved out the next day, the papers say.
The Mynetts married in 2012.
Commenting on Ilhan’s latest bid of divorcing her husband, one of her campaign aides said, “She is not the woman who would be satisfied with just one man. To my understanding, Omar had long gone pervert immediately after she had married her own brother after continuing physical relations with him for years”.
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