Ilhan Omar

Omar Asks for Light Sentence for Man who Threatened Her

Patrick Carlineo faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in February.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking a federal judge to show compassion in sentencing a New York man who threatened to kill her. Omar wrote in a letter Tuesday that a lengthy sentence for Patrick Carlineo Jr. would likely only “increase his anger and resentment.” She says he should instead be given a chance to “make amends and…

US Rep. Ilhan Omar Divorces Husband in Minnesota

The marriage was dissolved Tuesday.

MINNEAPOLIS–Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an “irretrievable breakdown” in their marriage. Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were longtime partners. Omar says Hirsi is the father of her three children. The marriage was dissolved Tuesday after paperwork was…

Lawmaker Ignores Call to Give Up Position after Omar Post

Larsen said he would fight any attempt to be removed from the leadership position.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Senate’s top Republican says a fellow state senator is refusing to step down from a leadership position after posting a long-debunked photo that claims to be Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. Majority Leader Rich Wardner and GOP Gov. Doug Burgum have called on state Sen. Oley Larsen to…

Minnesota Rep. Omar Files for Divorce from Husband

Marriage license and divorce records show Omar legally married Hirsi in 2018.

MINNEAPOLIS–U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from her husband. The freshman Democrat cited an “irretrievable breakdown” of her marriage with Ahmed Hirsi in her filing Friday in Hennepin County District Court. Aside from a period of separation in which Omar married another man – Ahmed Nur Said Elmi – Omar has been with Hirsi for years and he…

Israel Bans Minnesota’s Omar, Tlaib from Entering Country

It is in keeping with a policy of denying entry to those who advocate boycotts of Israel.

JERUSALEM – Israel’s deputy foreign minister says the government has decided to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen who support the international boycott movement from entering the country. Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio that “Israel has decided not to allow” Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to visit as planned. She says it is in keeping with…

MN Republican Lawmaker Requests Ethics Investigation Against Rep. Omar

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota Republican state legislator calls Congresswoman Ilhan Omar the most corrupt politician in Minnesota history. State Rep. Steve Drazkowski of Mazeppa and Judicial Watch want an ethics investigation done. They say Omar may have committed immigration fraud by marrying someone they say is her brother, an allegation Omar has denied. Omar came to the U.S….

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Submits Legislation that would Force Disclosures About Terror Watchlist

The legislation from Omar comes in a proposed amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Democratic Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has submitted legislation that would force President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose details about how it shares the FBI’s watchlist of more than 1 million known or suspected terrorists with foreign countries. The legislation from Omar comes in a proposed amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act. It would require a report within…

Backlash Over President Trump’s Tweets About Progressive Democratic Congresswomen

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back against Trump saying quote "His plan to "make America great again" has always been about making America white again.'"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump is facing new criticism after tweeting about Democratic congresswomen. The president suggesting the congresswomen should go back to their home countries before offering legislative ideas in the United States. Saying they should, quote: “go back to the crime-infested places from where they came.” Many are speculating President Trump’s tweets are directed at four liberal…

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Apologizes for Tweet Some People Feel is Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized in a tweet. Listening and learning, but standing strong ???????? pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019   WASHINGTON (FOX 9) – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is facing backlash from congressional colleagues for a tweet being described as anti-Semitic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a group of top Democrats calling on Omar to apologize. The…