Last night Rachel Maddow reported on the big story out of Washington yesterday that Congressman Aaron Schock would resign after questions continued to arise about whether he had abused the powers of his office for personal and financial gain.
Known for doffing his shirt and showing off his abs more than anything else, Schock found himself in hot water after The Washington Post reported that the decorating of his congressional office was inspired by British costume drama Downton Abbey. While amusing enough on its own, it was that revelation that unleashed a tidal wave of questions about Schock's actions while in Congress that could not be easily answered, questions about whether he had used taxpayer and campaign dollars in inappropriate ways. As Maddow said, "What started as one off hand comment about the decorating of his office in this ostentatious way turned into a full blown mess for Aaron Schock; boy wonder's cape was unraveling really fast."
And it turns out, Schock's latest misbehavior has a past precedent. Which got Maddow to wonder, "Why is Congressman Schock leaving for real?" Was there some other shoe about to drop?
Watch the report, AFTER THE JUMP…