Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Congressman Aaron Schock who was a rising star in the Republican Party, having first been elected to the Illinois Legislature at 23, and elected to Congress at 26 --is resigning in the wake of a series of ethical questions concerning his spending on his office and travel.

In a statement, Schock, who served on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, said he was resigning, "with a heavy heart," having given his constituents "my all over the last six years."

Yet in the wake of a continued stream of negative reports about his spending, and questions arising from those controversies, Schock said,
"The constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself."

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