Omar Faces Ethics Outcry Over Payments To Husband After Decrying Those Who Profit From Our “System Of Oppression”

https://nationandstate.com/2020/07/08/omar-faces-ethics-outcry-over-payments-to-husband-after-decrying-those-who-profit-from-our-system-of-oppression/

Omar has previously been criticized for paying fees to Tim Mynett’s consulting firm when they were rumored to be in a romantic relationship. Mynett and Omar would later divorce their respective spouses and marry. Omar has given Mynett a total of more than $878,000 since 2018. That includes $189,000 just weeks after the couple announced they were married, according to media reports citing data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

What should upset voters the most is that (so long as the payment reflect a very generous standard of market rates) this is all perfectly legal under the laws designed by politicians for themselves.

I have long been a critic of such use of campaign funds for family members, but both parties have long engaged in the practice. I have been a vocal critic of such nepotism by members of Congress as well as nepotism in the Trump Administration. The Trump campaign also pays the President’s family members or “significant others” ample salaries.

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