33-year-old Rising GOP Star Quits After Scandals

33-year-old Rising GOP Star Quits After Scandals

Kris Connor/Getty ImagesAaron Schock in 2010.
Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) is going to resign.
Politico's Jake Sherman broke the news in a tweet on Tuesday. Sherman suggested the congressman's imminent resignation is related to questions about his use of taxpayer funds to pay for travel expenses he incurred while driving a nearly $75,000 SUV he paid for with campaign cash.



bishkekA source close to the congressman subsequently confirmed his intention to resign to Business Insider.

Schock, 33, became the first member of the US Congress who was born in the 1980s when he took office in 2009. He was widely considered a Republican rising star. However, in recent months Schock has become mired in a series of scandals over his finances.
Politico published a statement from Schock wherein he said his resignation will take effect March 31.
"I do this with a heavy heart. Serving the people of the 18th District is the highest and greatest honor I have had in my life. I thank them for their faith in electing me and letting me represent their interests in Washington. I have given them my all over the last six years. I have traveled to all corners of the District to meet with the people I

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