1. The drumbeat started on Tuesday, when RedState editor Erick Erickson issued his papal bull from Macon, Ga. Illinois Representative Aaron Schock had to go. (Source)
2. Conservative media outlets like RedState and National Review tell Schock to resign. “His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of the purse in the House of Representatives, which remains the chief power of the House,” writes RedState editor Erick Erickson. (Source)
3. “I don’t take my marching orders from (Red State blogger) Erick Erickson, I take my marching orders from the 750,000 people in the 18th District, who spoke rather loudly a few months ago,” Schock said. (Source)
4. Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock announced Tuesday he would resign his seat at the end of the month. (Source)
Glad he listened to the 750,000 people in the 18th District.
I will not belabor the point.
Rep. Aaron Schock has proven himself incapable of handling his own money, the money of his donors, and taxpayer money. He has lived excessively off the backs of taxpayers who must be reimbursed and off of donors to whom he is not a servant.
His excuses are now met with revised excuses, further apologies, and corrections to corrected records of expenditures and campaign finance reports. He has lived a life as a celebrity in a city that more and more craves celebrity over competence in office.
His lack of responsibility with the funds of others shows him to lack the necessary integrity to handle the power of the purse in the House of Representatives, which remains the chief power of the House.
He should resign. Perhaps Downton Abbey needs someone else to fill the role of an American playboy chasing a Crawley. He can go spend time on the real set instead of trying to dress up his office at our expense or that of his donors.