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  • My Son Isn't Gay, He May Go To Jail: Aaron Schock's Father Gives Extremely Candid Interview

    The father of Congressman Aaron Schock – who resigned yesterday amid growing financial questions – just gave an interview that was, well, extremely candid.

    GOP Congressman Aaron Schock has had a rough six weeks, ever since a a Washington Post reporter stumbled upon his Downton Abbey-inspired congressional office. That revelation, and that it was "free," setting off charges of ethics violations, led to the media scouring Schock's congressional, campaign, and personal financial records. What they found led to his resignation.

    It seems the growing scandal has had an understandable impact of the Congressman's father. Dr. Richard Schock gave an on-camera interview to ABC7 Chicago's Ben Bradley, during which he unloaded many opinions that his son might have preferred his dad hadn't shared. 

    “Two years from now he’ll be successful, if he’s not in jail,” Dr. Shock told reporters. “If they’re going to convict him on paperwork, then they’re going to convict him. That’s their privilege. They’re out to get him and they’re making issues out of things that really shouldn’t be issues.”

    LOOK: Here's Why Aaron Schock (Probably) Just Resigned From Congress

    The elder Schock also stated, "Yeah, he's broke the law," but added that most of the accusations are "lies and innuendoes." He chalked up Rep. Schock reportedly being reimbursed for 90,000 miles he did not drive as "some variances in paperwork" and that he "got a little careless."

    Asked what the media investigation "is really all about," Dr. Shock offered a lengthy analysis.

    “What this is really about is that Aaron has been very successful. Aaron is a very hard worker. Aaron is very popular. Aaron is a little different. He wears stylish clothing, and yet he’s not gay. And it makes people — and he’s not married, and he’s not running around with women. So, everybody’s throwing up their arms; they can’t figure out Aaron. So, he must crooked, so attack him, bring him down, because he’s doesn’t fit into our picture. He hasn’t done anything to hurt people.”

    Here's a short clip of those comments:

    Describing why he thinks the Congressman resigned, Dr. Schock explained that his son is "a fighter, but it's not about him anymore. It's about me and a lot of his friends, and a lot of his supporters, and they're all being attacked now. Good honest people, good Christian honest people who have good honest names... He doesn't want to go on. He doesn't want to bring them into court and have to be subpoenaed and everything."

    He also mentioned that Aaron "built a house with a friend, who's about the same age, maybe younger than Aaron."

    Dr. Schock took a swing at President Obama's travel, but said he thought the attacks on Hillary Clinton's email are "absolutely crazy."

    “Two years from now he’ll be successful, if he’s not in jail,” Dr. Shock said. “If they’re going to convict him on paperwork, then they’re going to convict him. That’s their privilege. They’re out to get him and they’re making issues out of things that really shouldn’t be issues.”

     

    Image: Screenshot via ABC7 Chicago
    Hat tip: Washington Blade

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    • commented 2015-06-25 19:13:01 -0400
      What a douchebag dad in denial and vile, self loathing despicable son…voting against gay rights like other GOP politicians is one thing, but then to sleep with them, shower with them, and search for a reationship amngst their throngs is evil and deserves the scorn of the nation. May he enjoy his showers with Bubba in the federal prison.

    • commented 2015-03-19 15:08:48 -0400
      “Two years from now he’ll be successful, if he’s not in jail,”

      No wonder your son turned out like the douche he is. Evidently he had you for a role model.

    • commented 2015-03-19 08:02:54 -0400
      “they can’t figure out Aaron. So, he must crooked, so attack him, bring him down, because he’s doesn’t fit into our picture.”
      That and the 90,000 miles and the free decorating and the campaign donations and the trips…

    • commented 2015-03-19 00:19:38 -0400
      He’s not gay?

    • commented 2015-03-18 23:00:30 -0400
      “And it makes people — and he’s not married, and he’s not running around with women.:” YES..I know. He is running around with men instead.

    • commented 2015-03-18 22:21:48 -0400
      if you don’t want to be held to a higher standard the don’t take the job

    • commented 2015-03-18 20:36:41 -0400
      His voting record against gay rights would be disgraceful if he were straight, yet he’s about tied with Dolce and Gabbana for hypocrisy and sheer evilness.

    • commented 2015-03-18 20:01:12 -0400
      The problem is not over Aaron Schock’s sexuality or acceptance of it (or hiding it), but of his abuse of public funds and trust. He set himself up in a grand manner using revenues from voters and the government. He took long trips and mileage reimbursement for what was not authentic and cannot be substantiated. This is not “carelessness” when it reaches into the tens of thousands of dollars, but deliberate fraud. Aaron Schock should face a trial, and if convicted serve prison time.

    • commented 2015-03-18 19:44:04 -0400
      Gay or not should not be of interest to any one but him. Its the LIES that count. The Evil of the Republican party and its members.

    • commented 2015-03-18 19:40:10 -0400
      I can only hope he is NOT gay. The last thing we need is a famous gay person in jail.

    • commented 2015-03-18 19:20:08 -0400
      Not gay, huh? I’m sorry Doctor, but I have bad news for you.

    • commented 2015-03-18 19:08:32 -0400
      That darned “paperwork”.

    • commented 2015-03-18 19:06:06 -0400
      Outed by his own father. PRICELESS!

    • commented 2015-03-18 18:55:30 -0400
      Good heavens dad. Maybe your the reason he did wrong…making excuses for his excessive use of tax payers money IS against the law.. He need to pay…how many of the people he represents have stolen groceries and are in prison????

    • commented 2015-03-18 18:23:23 -0400
      He “broke the law,” but “they’re out to get him.” Wow…

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