Remember Aaron Schock? The Republican Congressman from Illinois’ 18th District resigned on March 31 in response to a cascade of scandals, such as his Downton Abbey-themed office, his use of government funds to pay for tickets to a Katy Perry concert, and his office’s extremely questionable travel reimbursements, all of which are now the subject of a federal investigation. So what’s he up to these days?
Aaron Schock, GOP boy wonder, might soon have some problems that are much larger than office decorations or, uh, that other stuff. According to a new AP report, the Illinois representative used over $75,000 in campaign donor funds since 2011 for private air travel, several concerts—including a Katy Perry show—and, because Congressmen work very hard, massages.
Another calamity barreling out of Illinois rep. Aaron Schock's office today: Benjamin Cole, Schock's senior adviser for policy and communications, resigned this afternoon after a series of racially-charged Facebook posts—including one in which he compares black people to zoo animals—were obtained and published by ThinkProgress. In another since-deleted post, Cole writes that he "thinks they should build a mosque on the White House grounds," in an apparent dig at Obama.
American recording artist Taylor Swift once sang, "The players gonna play, play, play, play, play / And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." It's a powerful message, and one used by the congressman with the reddest walls and most pronounced abdominals to explain his Downton Abbey-inspired office. Allow Illinois rep. Aaron Schock to explain.
As you can see above, Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock recently played commando with a few strapping West Point cadets. “Challenged by cadets at West Point to complete the Combat Water Survival Lab which is their toughest requirement for graduation,” Schock wrote on Instagram today, before quoting the Associated Press’ description of the lab’s “deafening noise” and “simulated battlefield chaos.” Sounds exciting!
Republican congressman Aaron Schock — who represents Illinois' 18th congressional district — is known for one thing: being pretty and probably-almost-certainly gay. Schock is anti-gay on the record and he's frequently affirmed his straightness, but he may be feeling a gust of air this morning thanks to a sledgehammer wielded by journalist Itay Hod.