Authorities have recently concluded investigations into allegations of campaign finance violations against Ilhan Omar.
Last year, two complaints were filed against Omar by republican Rep. Steve Drazkowski, a member of the Minnesota State legislature. In the complaints, Drazkowski claimed Omar spent thousands of campaign dollars on a divorce attorney and personal travel expenses.
According to Sinclair, “Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia.”
Sinclair also notes that Drazkowski’s filings follow “an earlier episode in which Omar repaid $2,500 for honoraria she received for speeches at colleges that receive state funding, a violation of ethics rules for Minnesota lawmakers.”
Concerning the complaints he filed, Drazkowski said: “I had observed a long pattern. Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”
Drazkowski further claimed that Omar has been allowed to go scot-free because of her identity.
“There’s a political fear that people have of being called a name, being called a bigot, being called racist, being called Islamophobic,” he said.
The results of the investigation into Omar are expected to be publicly released soon.