When Rep. Joe Walsh said early last month he would "privately" fight claims that he owes thousands in back child support, he apparently meant it.
The conservative Republican reportedly filed a motion seeking sanctions against his ex-wife just six days after the story on his child support broke, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday.
Political reporter Abdon Pallash writes:
Walsh's attorneys sought the sanctions against Laura Walsh because they said she had not complied with their request in February to provide them voluminous documentation of her employment and salary records at pharmaceuticals manufacturer Eli Lilly as well as bank statements, tax returns and expense reports.
An attorney for Walsh's ex-wife called that request "harassment" because the child support claim, included in divorce documents filed last December, were about him and not her.
Walsh, a freshman from Fox Lake, now makes $175,000 per year, but throughout the past several has allegedly claimed he was living in poverty and reportedly owes his ex-wife and kids more than $100,000.