Aaron Schock: Another shirtless congressman fails

So far only egocentric Jeff Flake manages to slide when posting shirtless photos of himself Aaron_Schock_2011 U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, considered a rising political star, resigned from Congress Tuesday. The 33-year-old Illinois Republican with a penchant for lavish living finally saw the walls closing in as The Chicago Sun-Times reported on the multiple probes of his questionable campaign reimbursement claims. 

A special election will be held to replace Schock. Gov. Bruce Rauner will have five days from the March 31 effective date of Schock’s resignation to schedule a special election. That election — including any primary — must be held within 120 days of the seat becoming vacant.

Schock, first elected in 2009, was Congress’ youngest member when he took office at age 27.

POLITICO, which uncovered campaign spending discrepancies through public records obtained under Illinois open records laws, has the full story here.

Schock secured a seat on the Ways and Means Committee and other posts of House GOP leadership. Had he asked, we would have advised the youthful congressman to have kept his shirt on. Bare-chesting it has been a  major stumbling block for other congressmen that has so far only been avoided by Arizonan Jeff Flake

Check out our still popular June 2011 post “Shirtless Congressmen,” detailing the meteoric descent of the ego-driven folks in DC. We also posted Shirtless, classless, mostly jobless,” in April 2012.

13 Responses to Aaron Schock: Another shirtless congressman fails

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    Dressed or undressed, Arizonans need to replace McCain Jr. — Jeff Flake. The longer he’s in DC the more difficult that will be. As a junior senator we still have a chance, tho he’s entrenched with the lobbyist crowd from all of his years in congress, and even before. Besides being a lobbyist for a South African uranium mining outfit with ties to Iran, and a short stint heading a libertarian think tank, he’s never had a job in the real world.
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/influencealley/2012/06/about-jeff-flake-s-lobbying-ties-to-south-africa-25

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Too bad about yet another arrogant politician acting in an unbecoming fashion. (I sound so old fashioned.) But – being in Congress is a serious job, or should be.

    Fools like Jeff Flake reek of arrogance and creepiness. Does Flake ever not smile? He’s like Obama – showing his pearly whites in an attempt to show how unflappable and cool he is. And blonde highlights! This guy can’t possibly be taken seriously by voters. That staged photo of him, bare chest and all is pathetic.

    He’s been anointed by the powers that be. I’d love to see someone conservative go against him in the next election. It’s almost too late to get rid of him. I’ve never voted for him proud to say. Especially after learning he’s been working with the Obama administration over the course of a year in opening up relations with Communist Cuba. Shades of sneaky, underhanded McCain.

  3. SmallGovt says:

    Absolutely, bad Republicans are as bad or worse than bad Democrats and this guy held a delusional sense of his importance.

    Term Limits is the only way to get them out.

  4. Maggie says:

    These ego obsessed nuts flex their abs and pecs, since that provides a good diversion for the masses from their lack of conservative values and left leaning votes. The best we can do at present is thank God McCain is sparing us this view. What a vomitous thought!

    • Marianne says:

      I suspect they love themselves more than any woman on the planet….girlfriends and wives included.

      • SmallGovt says:

        Yep, I agree. When you see stories like that you know an ego driven fall will follow. Hubris.

  5. Hagar says:

    I doubt Schock’s kids caused the deaths of numerous animals under their care and got away with it.

  6. SmallGovt says:

    I really don’t care what his kids did….I care what the person voted into office did and what they receive. You will pay this guy forever. Term Limits!

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    http://thebea.st/1B3Y9JB

    Hey, Gays: Leave Schock Alone

    The scandal that caused Aaron Schock to step down on Tuesday had nothing to do with his sexuality—but you wouldn’t know that by the way the gay community reveled in his demise.

  8. Saguaro Sam says:

    Look at two who may try for this Congressional seat:
    The son of an Obama administration guy, and
    a fellow who used to work for Andrew Breitbart.

    Interesting.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/03/good-news-conservative-warrior-mike-flynn-may-run-to-replace-schock-in-illinois/

  9. Borderhawk says:

    Aaron Schock was a pro amnesty, pro Obamacare and big spending RINO. His district was R+10: one of the safest in the midwest. In Wisconsin they managed to replace Tom Petri with conservative Glenn Grothman. Aaron hated the Tea Party, Cruz and others.

    At least with McCain and Flake they have low approval and openly hated.

    Pretty boy Schock was popular with low information voters because he was young, handsome and tried hard.

    http://cis.org/feere/gop-congressman-calls-illegal-aliens-undocumented-citizens-trusts-obama-administration

    “While holding a town hall meeting, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) was caught on video supporting amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, people he calls “undocumented citizens”.”