The constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself. I have always sought to do what’s best for my constituents and I thank them for the opportunity to serve.
Those “constant questions” revolve around Schock’s Downton Abbey-themed office, his off-the-books travels with his personal photographer, his business dealings with political donors, his use of taxpayer money to pay for a Katy Perry concert, his racist spokesperson whom he fired in February, and much, much more.
According to documents Sherman and two other Politico reporters obtained under Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act, the Congressman “billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car between January 2010 and July 2014. But when he sold that Chevrolet Tahoe in July 2014, it had only roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer ... in other words [he] was reimbursed for 90,000 miles more than his car was ever driven.”