MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minnesota state representative and leading critic of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is on the attack again, calling for an ethics investigation into Omar.

Omar has found herself in controversy over her personal life as well as state campaign finance violations. She has admitted to the campaign finance violations and has agreed to pay back over $3,000.

The investigation also revealed she had filed joint tax returns with her partner and father of her children when she was still legally married to another man.

Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R-Mazeppa), a persistent critic of Omar, held a press conference Tuesday alleging that she may have committed various forms of fraud as well as perjury. At the press conference, Drazkowski asked for Omar’s colleague, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (D-2nd District), to call for an ethics investigation in Congress.

Drazkowski says he is asking Craig because she is his Congresswoman. Craig is not on the Ethics Committee; she is on the Agriculture, Transportation and Small Business committees.

WATCH: Rep. Steve Drazkowski’s Press Conference

WCCO’s Esme Murphy reached out to Congresswoman Craig’s office. They said they had no advance warning of this and are looking it over, at the moment.

Drazkowski alleges that Omar has repeatedly violated state and federal laws, and that’s why he wants the ethics probe. While the Campaign Finance Board did find Omar violated campaign finance laws, they did not refer that case for any criminal charges. In 2016, then U.S. Attorney Andy Luger denied that Omar was under any kind of federal investigation.

Omar has had a busy few days. She was at Sunday’s Twin Cities Pride Parade, and held a news conference with Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday announcing a bill to forgive all student debt.

Comments (15)
  1. Virgil Anders says:

    So glad someone with a bit of clout is pushing for this. The Minnesota DFL did a lousy job of vetting this individual if they did at all.

  2. Brad Schreiber says:

    She is a racist. Impeach her now!!

  3. Ilhan Omar has ties to CAIR, which is considered a terrorist group by several nations due to its ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and alleged ties to Hamas.

  4. A comment to CBS news – your article is noticeable bias and skewed in favor of Rep Omar. Please provide factual objective reporting for Minnesotans. @IlhanMN @SteveDraz

  5. Ralph McKnight says:

    Okay, I’ve got a question maybe someone at the Blaze can answer. If Congresswoman Ilhan Omar helped an illegal immigrant to become a US Citizen by marrying him, why is she allowed to be in any area of political representation? Doesn’t this disallow her ANY public office either being elected or appointed? “U.S Code 2381 Any citizen of the US that “adheres to their enemies, giving them comfort within the United States or elsewhere… is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000…And shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”

  6. Hey Ralph ~ U.S. Code 2381 should have also applied to the man who is our illegitimate POTUS. Trump did it during the election by withholding information from the FBI that Russia was helping their campaign. And he is doing it now, by allowing MSB to get away with the murder of Kashoggi, a US journalist. Why would he do that? Most likely the Saudi’s are benefiting the Trump Organization’s business. It’s all about POWER and $$$ to the grifter in the office.