Last Updated on November 22, 2020
Progressives – and especially Marxist-Progressives – are always quick to castigate the Capitalist system. They always want to extoll the superiority of Democratic Socialism. But when we examine one Marxist-Progressive in particular, when it comes to her finances, Capitalism isn’t so bad.
US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), is one of the leading voices against the free market Capitalist system. She and the other members of her Marxist-leaning Progressive cabal, more commonly referred to as “The Squad” – US Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), have repeatedly advances the core elements of Democratic Socialism in their agenda.
But, evidently, Ilhan Omar, doesn’t seem to believe that the “evils” of Capitalism apply to her. An examination of her campaign finances shows that she enjoys amassing wealth as long as it benefits her family.
Omar and her campaign have funneled approximately $2.8 million in contracts to her husband’s political consulting company, E Street Group LLC, since the beginning of 2019, according to official finance reports.
Omar’s campaign paid $1.6 million to the E Street Group, which is owned by her husband, Tim Mynett, from the beginning of 2019 through to July 22, 2020, this according to Federal Election Commission data.
Omar channeled another $1.1 million her husband’s firm in the third quarter, and an additional $27,000 in the following weeks.
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 8, 2020
The report indicated that $1.1 million figure paid out to her husband’s company represented almost 70 percent of the $1.6 million her campaign spent in total during those three months.
The reports log the expenses compensation for an ambiguous range of campaign services that included cable advertising, “digital consulting,” video production, and video editing.
Omar, ignoring the appearance of nepotism and fiscal impropriety, defended her expenditures and her funneling of campaign funds to her relations saying the campaign worked with Mynett’s firm long before they began a relationship.
Prior to getting married to Mynett, Omar faced scrutiny over what was allegedly a sham marriage to skirt United States immigration policy to help her brother, Ahmed Nur Said, gain United States citizenship under false pretenses.