Rep. Ilhan Omar has issued a statement denying a woman's claims that she broke up her marriage.
"I have no interest in really allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue," she said.
Beth Mynett, 55, filed for divorce in Washington, D.C., Superior Court, claiming her husband Tim Mynett, a political consultant, informed her that he was having an affair with Omar.
During the interview, she was asked whether she has separated from her husband and whether she was dating:
"No, I am not. As I said yesterday, I have no interest in really allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue, and so I have no desire to discuss it," she told WCCO.
Now watchdog groups are reportedly looking into the allegations:
"It looks like on the surface that she used campaign finance funds to benefit her paramour," said Tom Fitton, head of conservative oversight group Judicial Watch, per the NY Post.
"The new reporting is additional reason for an ethics investigation," said Fitton, adding that, in light of The Post's exclusive reporting, he plans to file a supplemental complaint with the OCE — and may also ask the Federal Election Commission to eye the arrangement. "This would be par for the course for Ilhan Omar."