Friday, February 6, 2015

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock answers questions about his office decor, house sale and departure of staffer over racist social media posts

Justin Glawe put an illuminating reality check on Congressman Schock's week of reckoning by covering the Peoria lawmaker's meeting (Aaron Schock Is Untouchable Down On The Farm) with a farming constituency which cares much less than gay bloggers and coastal media about anything unrelated to Schock's ability to bring home the legislative bacon.

In the above interview, Schock said he "never talked" to the buyer of his home — Caterpiller exec Ali Bahaj and his wife, who each made the maximum allowable donation to Schock's 2008 Congressional election campaign.
     From Blue Nation Review
  • According to Peoria County’s tax assessment, his home was worth $255,000 at the time it was sold to Mr. Bahaj.
     Congressman Schock’s financial disclosure form shows that he rightly disclosed selling his home for a profit of anywhere between $500,000-$1,000,000. Congressional ethics rules allow Members to record profits and losses generally without much detail.
     According to Zillow’s home price index, Congressman Schock sold his house at the absolute rock bottom for the Illinois real estate market, also the worst month for housing prices in a decade.

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