REP. ILHAN OMAR

House Republicans vote to oust Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

WASHINGTON  – House Republicans voted after a raucous debate Thursday to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar from the chamber’s major Foreign Affairs Committee, citing her anti-Israel comments, in a dramatic escalation of tensions after Democrats last session booted far-right GOP lawmakers from committees over incendiary, violent remarks. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy was able to solidify Republican support against the Somali-born…

Speaker of the House Plans To Remove Rep. Ilhan Omar and Other Dems From Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democratic leadership is backing Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced plans to remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The head of the Democratic Caucus is predicting that some Republicans will join him in an effort to keep her there. Omar has upset colleagues in the past with anti-Israel statements. She…

Man charged with threatening to kill Gov. Walz

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kill Gov. Tim Walz over his endorsement of Rep. Ilhan Omar for Congress has been charged in Ramsey County District Court. A criminal complaint filed Thursday says 51-year-old Shawn Simonson, of Blaine, left a message on the governor’s public State Capitol line Aug. 2 that threatened to leave Walz’s…

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…

Sanders Holds Second Rally in Minneapolis with Omar

Minnesota's Democratic primary is March 3.

MINNEAPOLIS–Sen. Bernie Sanders attempted to recapture the political energy at a Minneapolis rally that led to his runaway victory in the Minnesota DFL presidential caucus four years ago. He appeared Sunday at the University of Minnesota with Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has endorsed the 78-year-old Vermont senator and who broke from the rest of the state’s Democratic delegation, which endorsed…

State Senator From Minot Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar “Elected Terrorist”

Sen. Oley Larsen also posted a fake photo that claims to show Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp

MINOT, N.D. — A Republican state senator from Minot calls Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar an “elected terrorist” on Facebook. Sen. Oley Larsen also posted a fake photo that claims to show Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp. It is actually an Associated Press photo taken at a Mogadishu military training campus in 1978, before Omar was born….

West Virginia Delegate Charged In Racist Sign Incident Featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar

Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo has been charged with misdemeanor battery

Del. Mike Caputo and Rep. Ilhan OmarCHARLESTON, W.V. — A West Virginia lawmaker has been charged for an incident involving a racist sign featuring Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Democratic Delegate Mike Caputo says he was mad about a display at the statehouse falsely linking Omar with the September 11 terrorist attacks. It was part of West Virginia GOP Day in…

Rep. Omar Asks Other Members Of Congress To Visit Israel After Country Bans Her

Omar says she and Rep. Tlaib are being prevented from carrying out their duties as members of Congress

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (second from left) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. “Denying a visit to duly elected members of congress is not consistent with being an ally,” said Omar. The women made…

Rep. Ilhan Omar Accused of Filing False Tax Returns

Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man

ST. PAUL, MN — Minnesota campaign finance officials say that Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board says Omar and her husband filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015. They weren’t…