Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is heavily favored to win re-election in 2020, but will criminal activities from her past manage to derail her candidacy or get her removed from office?
Omar has made history as the first Somali-American member of Congress, but she has a past history that has raised many questions from the press and her political opponents.
In 2013, Omar was arrested for refusing to leave a hotel where the Somalian president was staying after attending a convention. Police reports showed that Omar was escorted out of the hotel, then sneaked back in and refused to leave until she was arrested.
Those charges were dropped, but a Republican colleague from Minnesota has filed complaints against her, including misuse of campaign funds and marriage and immigration fraud. Rep. Steve Drazkowski says that Omar may have married her brother to get him into the U.S. and that she filed taxes jointly with another man while she was married to him.
Omar has denied all of the charges and has sometimes claimed they were racially motivated.
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