The Congressman of the Illinois 18th District made the decision to step down this afternoon, after questions regarding his “lavish spending” started making waves around the nation.
Schock’s statement of resignation was first reported by Politico.com:
“Today, I am announcing my resignation as a Member of the United States House of Representatives effective March 31st.”
“I do this with a heavy heart. Serving the people of the 18th District is the highest and greatest honor I have had in my life. I thank them for their faith in electing me and letting me represent their interests in Washington. I have given them my all over the last six years. I have traveled to all corners of the District to meet with the people I’ve been fortunate to be able to call my friends and neighbors.”
“But 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.”
The 33-year-old Congressman had been in office since 2009.