The wife of a Washington political consultant filed for divorce on Tuesday and alleged that her husband told her he was having an affair with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.
Beth Mynett, who works as the medical director of the D.C. Department of Corrections, alleged in court documents that her husband, Tim Mynett, confessed his “devastating and shocking declaration of love” for Omar this past April, which led to the split. Tim Mynett’s company, the political consulting firm E Street Group, has worked with Omar’s campaign.
Omar’s office, when asked for comment, referred NBC News to the E Street Group, which said in part, “E Street Group does not comment on the personal life of either our staff or clients.”
Beth Mynett, 55, said in the divorce filing that she was “devastated by the betrayal and deceit that preceded his abrupt declaration,” but she told her husband that she “loved him and was willing to fight for the marriage.” However, she said he told her that “was not an option for him,” according to court documents.