Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Schock pulls plug on his seat in Congress

Peoria Heights, IL
US Rep Aaron Schock (R-IL) had a safe seat in Congress--his Peoria district is strongly Republican and the only real threat to a decades-long career in Congress was Democratic gerrymanderers.

Oh, there was one other--himself. And it was the last one that did him in.

From US News and World Report:
The downfall of the fourth-term congressman began with what seemed to be an innocuous story about office redecoration in the Washington Post, but soon snowballed into questions over his travel reimbursements, property dealings with donors and overly lavish trips on official funds.

Since the Post's Feb. 2 story about Schock's "Downton Abbey"-inspired office, a drumbeat of detailed reporting, primarily from the Chicago Sun-Times and Politico on a number of suspicious expenditures, spurred ethics complaints from the liberal-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for FOX NEWS to weigh in.

John Ruberry said...

This is from the Fox News site--it was posted Tuesday evening: Republican Rep. Schock resigning amid ethics questions

Anonymous said...

That's it? 6 weeks after the story breaks they get around to it? What wire service are they using? Pony Express? Was there no story until he resigned? And they can't manage even a tsk-tsk? It doesn't even make their "Scandal" page? What a pathetic, hack operation. No wonder you love them so much.

John Ruberry said...

I seem to remember calling for Schock to quit last week. I don't follow your reasoning and how it relates to my alleged blind loyalty to Fox News.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the 60 moronic propaganda pieces that you cut and paste every month from FOX that confused me.

John Ruberry said...

I will try to dumb things down