EXCLUSIVE: Ilhan Omar SPLITS with her husband and moves into luxury penthouse as she heads for SECOND divorce with father of her three children
By Martin Gould In Minneapolis, Minnesota, For Dailymail.com
Published: 13:13 EDT, 26 July 2019 | Updated: 13:53 EDT, 26 July 2019
Leftist congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her husband – the father of her three children – have split and are heading for their second divorce, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
The bust-up comes just as critics are demanding answers as to whether she married her own brother in a successful bid to get him into the United States.
Omar has now dumped her current husband Ahmed Hirsi - who she first married in a religious ceremony in 2002 and divorced in 2008 - and moved into a penthouse apartment in one of Minneapolis's trendiest neighborhoods, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
But Hirsi, is also spending time at the apartment, which is just a block from the Mississippi River in the Mill District sector of Minnesota's largest city, when she is out of town.
'Wow,' said Hirsi, when approached about the split by DailyMail.com outside the complex. 'I can't comment on that.
'I'm sorry, I just can't say anything,' he added before driving off in his BMW car.
Omar did not return calls requesting comment from DailyMail.com by deadline.
Hirsi, 39, had been seen leaving the $2,860-a-month home alone at 7:45am and returning to drop off his mother and his younger daughter nearly three hours later.
'He only goes there when Ilhan is in DC,' one family friend told DailyMail.com. 'When she's in Minneapolis he sleeps at his house.'
Hirsi was noticeably absent when Omar returned to a hero's welcome at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport last week after being attacked by President Donald Trump.
At the time, he was sitting morosely in a Starbucks coffee shop close to the now-overgrown home that he and Omar shared during their marriage, sources tell DailyMail.com.
Omar told supporters at the airport she would continue to be Trump's 'worst nightmare.'
'His nightmare is seeing a Somali immigrant refugee rise to Congress,' she said. 'His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone like me as their member of Congress home to Minnesota.
'He's threatened because we are inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes their dignity and humanity. We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president, because his policies are a nightmare to us.'
Critics have called on the House Ethics Committee to open a case against Omar, a Democrat who was elected from Minnesota's Fifth District — which covers Minneapolis and a few suburbs — in November.
Republican Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski and the right-wing group Judicial Watch have both called for the investigation.
Drazkowski told DailyMail.com that Omar may be 'the most crooked politician in Minnesota history.
'She seems to have a deep and pervasive disdain for the law which is ironic given the fact that she is a United States lawmaker,' he added. 'Marrying your brother is a violation of the law in Minnesota.
'Ilhan Omar has already established a lengthy and extraordinary record of legal convictions and fines,' he said, referring to a $500 fine she was levied for campaign finance violations on top of $3,500 in donations that she had to repay. 'This is a record upon which a House Ethics Committee should begin its investigation.
'But first she needs to come forward and tell us the truth. She won't even identify her own siblings at this stage.'
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said: 'The evidence is overwhelming. Rep. Omar may have violated the law and House rules.
'The House of Representatives must urgently investigate and resolve the serious allegations of wrongdoing.'
Fitton said she should be investigated for perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud and federal student loan fraud.