Magazine August 12, 2019, Issue

That’s My Husbro: Ilhan Omar’s Family Drama

Representative Ilhan Omar at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2019 (Leah Millis/Reuters)

Episode 211: “My Two Ahmeds”

FADE IN:

Int. Ilhan Omar’s Apartment — NIGHT

Ilhan bustles in from the kitchen carrying a tray of cookies.

ilhan: The cookies are done! The immigration officer will be here any minute! Hello? Are you ready?

She looks upstairs.

ilhan: (CONT’D) Ahmed! Are you ready?

AHMED ELMI comes downstairs, dressed flamboyantly for a night of dancing and clubbing.

ahmed elmi: I’m so ready! I am serving looks tonight!

He spins around.

ilhan: Why are you wearing that?

ahmed elmi: If you have to ask, sis, you’re gonna be single forever.

ilhan: No, I mean, why are you wearing that tonight?

ahmed elmi: You know, people say, oh, those

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