U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility. He is vowing to work “tirelessly” to make amends to constituents and others he has let down. In a farewell speech on the House floor Thursday, Schock said his departure from Congress “is not the end of the story, but rather the beginning of a new chapter” in his life.
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Schock announced his resignation last week following revelations about his business deals and lavish spending on overseas travel to office décor. His last day in office is March 31, but today is the last House session day before then.
Schock said he believes that everyone learns from their mistakes and added: “I know that God has a plan for my life.”