BuzzFeed chief Los Angeles correspondent Kate Aurthur and Legal Editor Chris Geidner discuss the question of the weekend: What’s off limits when it comes to figures like Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, soon-to-be MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, and others? A recurring LGBT question in a new year.
“Paul was in the ‘look, don’t touch’ category, much to Aaron’s dismay.”
“Nelson Mandela’s forgiveness, leadership, and class will always inspire me,” Schock says. “I am humbled to be leading so many of my colleagues in tribute to Nelson Mandela.”
Because it’s the Congress we deserve, not the Congress we need right now.
Plans for a roundtable discussion this week. “The reality is, many of the decision-makers on Capitol Hill are in their 60s and 70s,” says Schock.
Congressman Aaron Schock tells Buzzfeed that a younger, more representative Congress is the Nation’s best hope.
Was Ed Koch the last one to get away with it? If there’s nothing wrong with being gay, why can’t we ask it?
Asked why he doesn’t support the right of same-sex couples to marry, Schock starts off: “Uh, well, I … I just haven’t.” Adds that his “upbringing and faith values” contribute to his opposition — but then notes “people’s views in society have changed.”
He voted against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal and has attacked Obama on DOMA, but the Illinois Republican acknowledges that America is changing. He said he hasn’t “thought too much” about the marriage amendment, though.
Republican Congressman Aaron Schock’s of Illinois used more $300 of campaign contributions for P90X workouts according to a report from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The report says Schock’s campaign classified it as health care expense. Seems like he got his money’s worth.