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Rep. Ilhan Omar

Dr. Beth Mynett, medical director of Washington, DC’s Department of Corrections, on Tuesday filed for a divorce in DC Superior Court, claiming her husband had confessed to having an affair with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and last April made a “shocking declaration of love” for the congresswoman before abandoning his wife, the NY Post reported (Ilhan Omar stole my husband, DC mom claims in divorce papers).


Dr. Beth Mynett, 55, had a son, 13, with her husband, political consultant Tim Mynett, 38, who worked for Omar. Dr. Mynett is seeking primary physical custody of the boy, because of the father’s “extensive travel” with Omar.

According to the NY Post, Omar was spotted “enjoying time with Tim Mynett at a California restaurant in March.”

“By way of example,” say the court papers, “days prior to Defendant’s devastating and shocking declaration of love for Rep. Omar and admission of their affair, he and Rep. Omar took the parties’ son to dinner to formally meet for the first time at the family’s favorite neighborhood restaurant while Plaintiff was out of town. Rep. Omar gave the parties’ son a gift and the Defendant later brought her back inside the family’s home.”

Dr. Mynett is particularly critical of her husband’s decision to “put his son in harm’s way by taking him out in public with Rep. Omar, who at that time had garnered a plethora of media attention along with death threats, one rising to the level of arresting the known would-be assassin that same week.”

According to the court papers, “the parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar.”

“Defendant met Rep. Omar while working for her,” the court papers continue. “Although devastated by the betrayal and deceit that preceded his abrupt declaration, Plaintiff told Defendant that she loved him, and was willing to fight for the marriage. Defendant, however, told her that was not an option for him and moved out the next day. It is clear to Plaintiff that her marriage to Defendant is over and that there is no hope of reconciliation.”

According to the NY Post, Omar, who is 37 and the mother of three children of her own, paid Tim Mynett and his outfit, the E. Street Group, an estimated $230,000 through her campaign for fundraising consulting, digital communications, internet advertising and travel expenses, since 2018.

Dr. Mynett is seeking full ownership of the couple’s DC home, child support and legal fees, according to the court filing.

Omar, a native of Mogadishu, Somalia, emigrated to the United States when she was 12. in 2002, Omar became engaged to Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi (né Aden). The couple applied for a marriage license, but the application was not finalized. They did, however, have a religious marriage, and had two children together before separating in 2008. The next year, Omar married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British citizen. In 2011, Omar and Elmi had a religious divorce, and Omar reconciled with former husband Hirsi, with whom she had a third child in 2012. In 2017, Elmi and Omar were legally divorced, and in 2018 Omar and Hirsi were legally married.

Meanwhile, Alabama’s Republican Party has issued a resolution calling on its congressional delegation to start expulsion procedures against Omar, stating: “Rep. Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism. The Alabama Republican Party urges its elected congressional delegation to proceed with the expulsion process in accordance to Article 1, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution to expel Rep. Ilhan Omar from the United States House of Representatives.”

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