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Rep Ilhan Omar’s (D., Minn.) new memoir, This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey From Refugee to Congresswoman is out next week. Among the questions it leaves unanswered is whether Omar complied with House rules governing the big advance she reportedly received on the book.
House rules prohibit “the receipt of any advance payment on copyright royalties” unless the contract has been approved by the House Ethics Committee, as the Washington Free Beacon reported in December. At the time, neither Omar nor her publisher responded to repeated requests for comment about when, exactly, Omar signed her book contract and received the advance, which Forbes put at between $100,000 and $250,000.
The article goes on to state the following:
Omar may have received the royalty payment before she was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2019, but her 2018 financial disclosure listed no book advance. We would like to see her 2019 disclosure, but Omar has filed for a 90-day extension.
The Free Beacon noted that the 90-day extension brings the new deadline to just two days after Minnesota’s primary election in August, in which Omar is being challenged for her congressional seat.
Did @IlhanMN comply with House rules governing the big advance she reportedly received on her book?
Read the Free Beacon’s editors for more on Omar’s history of stonewalling the media about her finances:https://t.co/AgvoDD7EPJ
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 23, 2020
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