Omar filed for divorce in October from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, after reports of the affair surfaced. Her filing, the Washington Post reported, did not mention an affair. But divorce filings from Mynett’s wife did allege an affair, though both Omar and Mynett denied the allegations, the Post reported.
As Breitbart News noted in October, the UK Daily Mail reported last fall that Omar and Mynett had been spotted together.
Omar’s marriage to Hirsi was already the subject of controversy. A state ethics board investigating campaign finance violations found that Omar had filed taxes jointly in 2014 and 2015 with Hirsi while legally married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. She claimed that she married Hirsi in a religious ceremony in 2002, and the two have children together, though they never married legally until after she divorced Elmi.
She endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president last year, declaring that he would fight against “western imperialism.” She also backs radical boycotts of Israel and triggered a political crisis last year with several antisemitic comments.