January 06, 2011

WisDems File Complaint Against GOP Basement Dweller

Scofflaw Violates Residency Requirement


MADISON-Wisconsin Democrats on Thursday filed a complaint against a freshman Republican Assemblyman who unlawfully lives in his brother's basement.

Basement-dwelling Joe Knilans has said publicly that he resides in a basement that is not properly recognized as a residence. This casts his eligibility for election in doubt.

"There are plenty of basement-dwellers in the Republican leadership, but this time we mean it literally," Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said. "To serve in our Legislature requires some dignity and, at the very least, an honest address."