Omar cuts financial ties to husband’s firm after paying nearly $2.8 million via her campaign

Rep. Ilhan Omar is finally severing financial ties with her husband’s political consulting firm after her campaign has paid his company nearly $2.8 million, sparking criticism.

Omar said in an email to supporters her campaign was terminating the contract to “make sure that anybody who is supporting our campaign with their time or financial support feels there is no perceived issue with that support.”

Per Fox News “The contract was a lucrative one for E Street Group LLC, which is owned by Omar’s now-husband Tim Mynett: Her campaign reported paying the firm more than $1.6 million from the beginning of 2019 through July 22, 2020, according to Federal Election Commission data, on top of another $1.1 million in the third quarter of this year alone.”

Omar did not apologize for the contract instead justifying it but saying ““Every dollar that was spent went to a team of more than twenty that were helping us fight back against attacks and organize on the ground and online in a COVID-19 world and Tim — beyond his salary at the firm — received no profit whatsoever from the consulting relationship the firm provided.”

In March, Omar, wrote a multi-part tweet thread defending the financial relationship.