As with many democrats, history starts now. What happened in the past needs to be forgotten.
Unless it is history, no matter how ancient, which allows them to play the victim card, in which case the shelf life is infinite.
I originally checked out the SomaliSpot story online through the Minnesota Official Marriage System. Inputting Omars name, I found that the two marriages cited in the discussion board post checked out as indicated. The site reflected Omars 2002 marriage to her advertised husband, Ahmed Aden (later Ahmed Hirsi), and her 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi (identified in the SomaliSpot post as Omars brother). A few days after the primary, I submitted written questions to representatives of the Omar campaign, citing the SomaliSpot post, and asking whether Omars second marriage had been entered into with her brother for dishonest purposes. That same afternoon, I received a message from Omars press contact indicating that the campaign would get back to me later that day. I didnt hear back from campaign officials directly, but I did receive a response from Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Jean Brandl. It provided no answer to my question, and implied that the question itself evidenced bigotry against Omar and her candidacy for public office.
Dear Mr. Johnson:
I have been contacted by the Ilhan Omar campaign. Their response to your email from this morning is as follows:
There are people who do not want an East African, Muslim woman elected to office and who will follow Donald Trumps playbook to prevent it. Ilhan Omars campaign sees your superfluous contentions as one more in a series of attempts to discredit her candidacy.
Ilhan Omars campaign will not be distracted by negative forces and will continue to focus its energy on creating positive engagement with community members to make the district and state more prosperous and equitable for everyone.
If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please direct them to me in writing so we have a record of any further communications.
The above is the response from the candidates press people when asked if it was true that the “woman” had married her brother per the proof he had dug up. Notice the response is from the government officials threatening legal action for asking an “impertinent” question.