Poor, fashion-forward Aaron Schock (R-Lindsey Graham’s Closet) just cannot seem to get a break:
PEORIA — Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., used taxpayer money to pay for a private plane to travel from Peoria to Chicago for the Bears-Vikings game on Nov. 16, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
And a Sun-Times examination of House disbursement records and campaign finance reports suggests that Schock used taxpayer money to help underwrite a September trip to New York, where a political action committee he controls spent $3,000 for Global Citizen Festival concert tickets.
The use of $20,855 in taxpayer money for the Chicago and New York trips will raise more legal and ethical issues for Schock.
The story about going to the game includes chartering a plane that seats six, three passengers are identified (Schock, the pilot, and his district director, Dayne LaHood, and three who are not ID’d, and there is no way to find out how much the tickets cost, though they range from $100 to nearly $500 apiece. And that’s before he went to NY for the Global Citizen-sponsored concert.
Maybe it’s time we start a pool on how long Aaron will remain in office, before he announces he wants to spend time with his family, er, belt collection?