A firm that is co-owned by the current husband of Rep. Ilhan Omar apparently received hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief money, all while her campaign paid the company millions.
“Public records show that E Street Group, co-owned by Omar’s husband, Tim Mynett, received nearly $135,000 in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and $500,000 in Economic Injury Disaster loans,” Fox News said in a recent report. “Campaign finance filings also show that the firm raked in millions during the 2020 campaign from Omar.”
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Omar “has paid nearly $2.8 million to her husband’s political consulting firm so far in the 2019-2020 election cycle, including nearly 70% of her third-quarter disbursements,” Fox News reported separately. “Federal Election Commission data shows that Omar’s campaign sent $1.6 million to E Street Group LLC, which is owned by her husband Tim Mynett, from the start of 2019 through Jul. 22, 2020. After that, she reported an additional $1.1 million in the third quarter and $27,000 in the following weeks. That $1.1 million constituted nearly 70% of the $1.6 million that Omar’s campaign spent that quarter.”
In mid-November, Omar cut ties with her husband’s firm after she won re-election in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District, saying she wanted 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,” the Star Tribune reported.
“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,” she added. “And Tim — beyond his salary at the firm — received no profit whatsoever from the consulting relationship the firm provided.”
This should infuriate every single American, particularly those in Omar’s district who voted for her. The money used for these bailouts came from tax dollars we all paid into the system.
That money was supposed to go to small businesses that were struggling as a result of insane lockdowns and shutdowns that were championed by people like Omar, as a means to control the spread of the coronavirus.
A company receiving millions of dollars hardly sounds like struggling.
This is waste of the highest order and smacks of corruption.