Minnesota officials say Rep. Ilhan Omar illegally filed joint tax returns with her current husband years before they were married and at a time when she was married to another man. https://t.co/0c7kSRwJ0o
— AP Central U.S. (@APCentralRegion) June 11, 2019
Now, will the IRS or Minnesota actually do anything of worth about it?
It was breaking news last Thursday night when Twitchy reported that the Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board had released the findings of its investigation into Rep. Ilhan Omar, brought on by a complaint filed by state Rep. Steve Drazkowski.
In short, the board ordered Omar to pay about $4,000 in reimbursements and fines as well as file amended disclosures. Not only had Omar’s campaign committee improperly paid for quite a few trips, but it looked as though she’d also filed her taxes for several years as married filing jointly — just not with the man to whom she was legally married at the time.
Again, that was Thursday night, and we hadn’t seen any more about it — not even a “clapback” tweet from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — until the following Tuesday when the AP’s Central Region picked up the story. Better late than never? Wonder which editor let this slip through?