There is one key rule to filing a joint tax return: it must be filed by two people who are married. Well, unless you are Rep. Ilhan Omar.
She can't stay out of her own way. One scandal after another. One anti-Semitic remark after another. Sometimes she takes a break so she can attack President Trump.
Not long ago she was busted for using campaign finances to take a trip to Florida to accept an honorarium.
Now there's this incredibly dumb move, as reported by the AP:
Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man.
The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from critics who have taken issue with her marital past. One tax expert said that if there is no criminal intent and the issue has been corrected, she’s unlikely to face any criminal consequences.
Some questions and answers about the tax issue:
Q: What did Omar do wrong?
A: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 — before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing for “common law” marriages, Minnesota does not, and filing joint tax returns with someone who is not your legal spouse is against both federal and state law.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. https://t.co/ytAhEi2doY
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 11, 2019
By doing this Omar violated not only Minnesota state law, but also federal law. Will she be prosecuted for doing this? It doesn't look like it at this point.
It's also very convenient that most of the media has passed on reporting this story. She broke the law and needs to be held accountable, just like everyone else.