It would appear the public outing of disgraced former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock is just about complete as we get news that photos that appear to be the buff Republican in the buff have been leaked on the inter-webs.
Blogger kenneth in the 212 shared the news last night and the pics have begun ricocheting around social media.
As I’ve reported many times, I’m not big on outing closeted gays UNLESS they’ve used their privilege to hurt the LGBTQ community.
During his time in Congress, the GOP Congressman repeatedly voted for legislation designed to limit or injure the LGBTQ community like the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. And he voted against the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
All the while, Schock was repeatedly denying he was gay even as he famously showed up at a White House picnic in 2010 wearing white jeans, a pink gingham shirt and a teal belt.
Schock tweeted that he burned the teal belt after the photo went viral.
Never thought a pic of me w/ my shirt on would go viral. Learned my lesson and burned the belt.
— Aaron Schock (@aaronschock) June 14, 2010
He also denied being gay to SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile at the 2012 Republican National Committee calling questions about his sexuality in regard to his anti-LGBTQ voting record “inappropriate and ridiculous” and not “worthy of a response.”
Now the best way to really solidify your status as a “totally-not-gay” congressman would be to pose shirtless, ‘pecs to the wind’ for Men’s Health Magazine, right?’
In fact, Schock really likes to share shirtless pics from his wide-ranging travels on his Instagram. I’ve got to admit, the young Republican was certainly in shape:
But all that came crashing down when a reporter dropped by his Washington, D.C. offices which had been lavishly redecorated “in the style of” his favorite TV show, Downton Abbey.
That report kicked off an investigation into inappropriate campaign fund spending, and he found he had to resign from office in 2015.
In March of this year, prosecutors agreed to drop all felony charges against him if he repaid $68,000 to his congressional campaign fund and $42,000 to the IRS.
The 37-year-old has recently been showing up at some pretty gay events in West Hollywood and Coachella, as well as taking in the occasional Elton John concert and snapping selfies with out Grammy Award winner Sam Smith.
The Coachella episode led to photos that appear to be a shirtless Schock getting hot and heavy with a guy at an after-party.
|(image via Queerty)|
And now, what appears to be a sexting video has been discovered that features a guy who sure looks like the former congressman.