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State GOP lawmaker calling for ethics probe of Rep. Ilhan Omar


J. Scott Applewhite – Associated Press

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sits with fellow Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee during a bill markup, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is weighing in on the most recent controversy involving Omar, retweeting video edited to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman was dismissive of the significance of the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) ORG XMIT: MER5270c0a69499dbff6b4dd2dd2e370

A Minnesota state lawmaker is calling for a federal ethics inquiry into U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over state campaign finance violations and tax irregularities that he says warrant revoking the freshman congresswoman's security clearance and removing her from a foreign affairs committee.

Rep. Steve Drazkowski - a Mazeppa Republican who filed a state complaint against Omar in 2018 - made his plea Tuesday in a letter to U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, a Minnesota Democrat also serving her first term in Congress. Drazkowski cited a state agency's report this month that Omar violated state campaign finance rules and filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband while she was legally married to but separated from another man.


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