“Things could change,” says Aaron Schock. “In politics, you never know who’s going to die, retire, or—in Illinois—get indicted.”
The embattled downstate representative has not been indicted, but he has had a string of no good, very bad weeks, beginning with the revelation that his office had been re-decorated in the style of Downton Abbey with taxpayer funds. Troubles continued with revelations about campaign-funded concert tickets and allegations of questionable Congressional travel reimbursements.
“[T]he 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,” he said in a statement. “I have always sought to do what’s best for my constituents and I thank them for the opportunity to serve.”
Here’s hoping he’s already blasting some Taylor and shaking it off.