Those of you who have been keeping up with the accusations about the…let’s say “unusual”… marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar may need to update your scorecards after this latest controversy. It involves a tweet that seemed to reveal Omar’s father was also the father of her ex-husband, which she denied, claiming that her dad just happens to coincidentally have a nickname that’s identical to her ex-husband’s family name and her quiet deleting of that tweet was also totally innocent and…well, just read it yourself if you’re interested. Describing it is starting to feel like describing the plot of a novel co-written by Tom Clancy and Jackie Collins.
For the record, I don’t usually comment on politicians’ private lives, unless they let their tawdry behavior infringe on their responsibilities to their office. In this case, the questions aren’t just about private behavior but serious allegations of fraud on tax forms and other government documents. The attempts by liberal media outlets to ignore this story are quite telling, especially when you imagine what the press reaction would be if the same allegations were made against a Republican Congress member. It would set off more alarm bells than the Chicago Fire.