In September, in an interview with The New York Times, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was asked whether her campaign would cut ties with a political consulting firm it had a cozy relationship with, considering the fact she shared a cozy — in fact, conjugal — relationship with the firm’s co-owner.
The Democrat’s campaign had paid nearly $3 million to the E Street Group, owned by Omar-lover-turned-spouse Tim Mynett. The arrangement had turned a lot of heads, given the obvious ethical implications. However, Omar pushed back on the implication that there was anything wrong.
Cutting ties with the E Street Group now that she and Mynett are married, Omar told The Times, “would be the stupid thing to do. You don’t stop using the service of people who are doing good work because somebody thinks it means something else.”
“Why would I not work with people who understand my district, who