Complaint sheds new details on D.C. cab incident involving Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar
Incoming state Rep. Ilhan Omar said in a complaint that a taxicab driver made obscene and rude comments to her during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., a report that offers a fuller account of the incident.
Omar said the driver picked her up from the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, D.C., around 8 p.m. Dec. 6, according to the complaint filed with the district agency that oversees taxi cab companies. She and her sister were traveling to a legislative conference hotel near Gallaudet University, about four miles away.
On the drive to the hotel, Omar said the driver took an unfamiliar route, prompting her to look up directions on her phone, according to the complaint. “I leaned over and made a suggestion about the best route,” she wrote. “ ‘You shut up!’ ” Omar said the driver responded.