After insisting he wasn’t a “deadbeat dad” throughout his failed campaign for re-election, ex-U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh skipped last month’s child support payment and has asked to stop paying altogether.
His reason: Since he’s out of Congress, he’s now unemployed.
Walsh, a flame-throwing Tea Party Republican who was trying to land a radio deal and has launched a social media campaign against Fox commentator Karl Rove, did not pay the $2,134 in child support he owed in January, according to the attorney who represents Walsh’s ex-wife,.
And now Walsh has filed a request in Cook County Circuit Court to stop paying child support because he’s unemployed.
Get out the popcorn
Former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., announced Tuesday that he is forming a super PAC “to support freedom-loving conservative alternatives” and to fight back against a Karl Rove initiative to keep unelectable Tea Partyers from winning primaries.
Walsh tweeted on Tuesday:
I’m filing the paperwork to form a super PAC to support freedom-loving conservative alternatives to @karlrove on FOX
He wrote on his Facebook page that “if we had listened to Karl Rove in 2010, there would be no [Florida] Sen. Marco Rubio. Rove backed Charlie Crist, who was last seen raving about President Obama at the Democrat National Convention last year.” Walsh also referenced Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, whose opponents were also backed by Rove.