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Who is Rep. Christine Sinicki (D-Milwaukee)?

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After she called Governor Scott Walker’s state of the state address on Wednesday evening “full of sh@!” on her Facebook page, Rep. Christine Sinicki garnered some instant statewide media attention. But beyond a profane comment directed at the chief executive in the middle of his annual speech to the legislature, what has Rep. Sinicki done, and who is she?

An outspoken Milwaukee Democrat, Sinicki was first elected to the state Assembly in 1998. In the past couple of years, the 53 year-old legislator has made news – and not for legislative victories.

In October of 2012, two warrants were issued for Sinicki after she failed to appear in court for traffic violations.

That same month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Sinicki and her husband owed the City of Milwaukee $9,000 in back property taxes. The couple had failed to pay and the City turned the matter over to a collections agency.

Property taxes weren’t the legislator’s only financial problem. The paper also reported that she was facing her third foreclosure in 10 years after being unable to make payments.

Despite the attention she’s gotten for using profanity to call out the Governor, Sinicki has doubled down saying she won’t apologize for her attitude, but will apologize for using a swear word. Her statement, apparently written by herself and riddled with grammatical errors, was posted to her personal Facebook page.

Sinicki Non-Apology Apology