Aaron Schock in Congress until March 31

Aaron Schock in Congress until March 31


Tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements were received by Aaron Schock for his personal vehicle, after less than 12 hours of POLITICO questions about that, Aaron Schock
resigned Tuesday.

From January 2010 through July 2014, Schock billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car. According to public records obtained by POLITICO under Illinois open records laws, he sold that Chevrolet Tahoe in July 2014, it had roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer. There were a documents indicate that he was reimbursed for 90,000 miles more than his car was driven.

“In an effort to remove any questions and out of an abundance of caution, Congressman Schock has reimbursed all monies received for official mileage since his election to Congress.” Spokesman for Schock said on later Tuesday

It is considered a swift downfall of one of the GOP’s most promising young stars and prolific fundraisers after Schock’s resignation. He was elected to Congress in 2008 and shot through the ranks of the House GOP, and gracing the cover of Men’s Health magazine while he was a fresh face in a party eager to update its image.

The lawmaker bought the 2010 Tahoe from Green Chevrolet in Peoria in November 2009, less than a year after Schock took his seat in Congress. He will remain in Congress until March 31.