Discussions of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s alleged marriage to her brother are now considered “disinformation,” according to the leader of the Biden administration’s new Disinformation Governance Board.
In a video, Nina Jankowicz, who has been appointed head of the board (deemed the “Ministry of Truth” since its genesis), says that Omar’s marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is a “favorite” of “racist tropes.”
New disinformation just dropped. Calling Kamala Harris a woman who slept her way to the top or pointing out that Ilhan Omar married her brother on paper to ease his immigration are both forms of “Russian disinformation.” pic.twitter.com/qf0U8JUONJ
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 6, 2022
“Ilhan Omar is a favorite for this sort of racist, sexual rhetoric that’s compounded; the idea that she married her brother to immigrate to the United States, for instance,” Jankowicz said.
In fact, Alpha News, Power Line and PJ Media have uncovered piles of evidence that suggest Omar’s second marriage was indeed to her brother.
Scott Johnson of Power Line wrote that Omar’s father Nur Said Elmi’s name was confirmed when his death brought about public comment and condolences in 2020.
“He was known by one and all in the Somali community as (Colonel) Nur Said Elmi, obviously because that was his name,” Johnson wrote. The name ties Omar’s second husband, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, to their shared father, he said.
Omar has repeatedly denied that this is her father’s name “because the name reflects the fraternal relationship of Ahmed Nur Said Elmi to her,” Johnson pointed out.
David Steinberg of PJ Media uncovered over 30 instances in which Omar’s father was named Nur Said Elmi, documenting that the “rumor” that Omar had married her brother was true. Steinberg also discovered evidence that Elmi and Omar share a sister.
Omar was married to Elmi from 2009–2017. Omar remarried her first husband, Ahmed Hirsi, in 2017, shortly after divorcing Elmi and just in time for her campaign for Congress. She is now married to Tim Mynett, a political consultant whose company received millions of dollars from his wife’s campaign.
Republicans are questioning whether Jankowicz has the proper credentials to lead the disinformation board, since she endorsed unfounded claims that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia and called the Hunter Biden laptop story a “Trump campaign product.”
They also believe the new board will be used as a “political tool” against conservative Americans.
“The Biden Administration has no business policing our free speech,” said Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota. “We cannot allow Washington bureaucrats to become the arbiters of our precious First Amendment liberties.”