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Politics US Rep. Ilhan Omar divorces husband in Minnesota

22:55  05 november  2019
22:55  05 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar has officially divorced from her husband in Minnesota, just a month after she filed a petition saying there was an "irretrievable breakdown" in their marriage.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 03: Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at a campaign rally for Senator (I-VT) and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the University of Minnesotas Williams Arena on November, 3, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before introducing him, Rep. Omar praised Sanders for his support of unions, comprehensive immigration reform, and support for refugees. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images) © Getty Images MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 03: Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks at a campaign rally for Senator (I-VT) and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the University of Minnesotas Williams Arena on November, 3, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before introducing him, Rep. Omar praised Sanders for his support of unions, comprehensive immigration reform, and support for refugees. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)

Omar and Ahmed Hirsi had been married since January 2018 but were longtime partners. Omar says Hirsi is the father of her three children.

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The marriage was dissolved Tuesday after paperwork was signed by court personnel. The divorce comes months after a Washington, D.C., woman accused the Democratic congresswoman of having an affair with her husband.

When Omar was asked at the time whether she was separated from Hirsi or dating someone, she told WCCO-TV, "No, I am not." She has since declined to discuss her personal life.

Omar's attorney, Jaime Driggs, says Omar's grateful she and Hirsi reached a resolution for the sake of their children.

An attorney for Hirsi didn't respond to a request for comment.

The GOP attacked Ilhan Omar for calling Stephen Miller a ‘white nationalist.’ She says his leaked emails prove her right. .
Other Democratic leaders, including at least two 2020 presidential candidates, also denounced Stephen Miller on Tuesday, demanding that he step down from his White House role or be fired.Omar’s blunt critique of one of President Trump’s most trusted aides immediately drew the ire of prominent figures on the right, who pointed out that Miller is Jewish and accused the freshman representative of anti-Semitism — a charge she has repeatedly faced over past comments about Israel’s ties to U.S. leaders.

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