Minnesota Officials Come Down on Omar After Ruling She Violated Rules by Misusing Campaign Funds

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Minnesota officials are demanding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) pay back thousands of dollars in campaign funding that she reportedly misused.

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board came to a decision on Thursday, saying that she used the money for personal expenses and out-of-state trips.

According to the Associated Press report, the representative must pay back $500 penalty to the state for using the money for a trip to Florida and $3,500 to her campaign committee.

She also used the money to travel to Boston for a speech, Chicago to accept an award, and Washington D.C. to pay for a hotel to attend a conference.

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As IJR Red previously reported, Minnesota Republican State Rep. Steve Drazkowski had originally filed the complaints after he observed her repeated offenses.

“I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski said to Sinclair in an interview. “Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”

He also pointed out that many were afraid to speak out against the representative because of her background.

“There’s a political fear that people have,” Drazkowski added, “of being called a name, being called a bigot, being called racist, being called Islamophobic.”

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The ruling states that Omar also used campaign funds for personal expenses — $1,500 to pay off her tax returns and $2,250 to law firms.

State law says that travel by lawmakers must be related to serving in office if campaign funds are used, yet Omar violated that law multiple times for personal trips. The representative’s campaign said that Omar is “glad this process is complete” and that she will comply with the board.

However, Drazkowski is not satisfied with the report, saying that it provides “no reassurance to Minnesotans,” and that it “raises even more troubling questions.”

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Bert Lubi
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Bert Lubi

The laws under the Constitution are to apply to everyone and not even a congresswoman should get off. She swore in as a Moslim on the Quran, what do you think she would do to the constitution? She did not Swear on OUR Bible, she Swore on a Quran which has Shariah Laws and in turn gives her the green light to take booty from Infidels and Kuffir. This has to end, Islam Sharia Law is not Compatible with any other civilization. and the Western Values are not to be observed by a Moslim, just ask one Moslim which Law… Read more »

CHARLES S MACHARG
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CHARLES S MACHARG

Omar is scary nasty, as if evil resides in her being. The USA does not need scary Evil.

Onofre M. Magpayo
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Onofre M. Magpayo

She is a DEMS. DEMS get away with everything that is why they abused the system. Everyone of those DEMS in Congress are all like her. Can you blame her?

Bonnie
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Bonnie

She needs to be jailed

Debra
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Debra

I think she should be in jail for marrying her brother under false pretense to get here and than divorcing him. Anyone else would be facing jail time

Steve Lilledahl
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Steve Lilledahl

Why is she even allowed to be a representative when she obtained citizenship illegally by marrying her brother to gain citizenship and then divorced him after the fact. Who paid for her divorce, tax payers. Research it. She has no rights!

Dorothy Wade Lamar
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I think our lawmakers had better stop being politically correct and begin calling a spade a spade . Why does this muslim lawmaker get special consideration? I do not believe her allegiance is to America as I believe
she has proven many times. Hold her to our laws just as we would be. Afraid of being called names because you object to making her abide by our laws tells me lawmaker who does that should never be a member of our government!!

Luella Nimz
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Luella Nimz

Call us whatever you like! She is not following the rules and should be booted out of Congress. She is not representing the Minnesota people. She needs to be deported never being allowed in the US again.

Jas Kuper
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Jas Kuper

I wonder why the God Country the People who elect this Fake Woman don’t demand her to be removed from office? Is MINNESOTA a Muslim State? then why we don’t Fired her ass out and Deport her 911 her Jihadist scum back where she came from?

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