WASHINGTON – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has refused to answer any questions about her tax return issues that the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board recently discovered.
According to the board, Omar filed joint tax returns for the years 2014 and 2015 with Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, who she was not legally married to at the time. Omar was reportedly married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British citizen, for those years but her tax returns were filed with Hirsi, which is a violation of Minnesota state law as well as federal law.
The Associated Press reported that Omar and Elmi married in 2009 and their divorce wasn’t finalized in 2018.
Omar has not released her tax returns publicly. When asked if she will release her returns, as shown in the video below, Omar walked away and declined to respond.