Aaron Schock Becoming 'Gay Icon' on Capitol Hill
Aaron Schock, R-IL, 'Jamming Up Gay Staff Listserv'
Freshman Republican Rep. Aaron Schock is making headlines not so much for his voting, but for his abs and clothing choices. First, there's the photo of Aaron Schock at the White House picnic, in which he's rocking white jeans, a pink-and-white checkered shirt and a cartoon-teal belt, and then the TMZ photo of Aaron Schock's 300-esque abs. If you're wondering who the woman in that photo is, she's the daughter of the lawyer of his opponent when he was running for the Peopria, IL school board.
Schock, who at age 29 is the youngest rep in D.C., asserts that he is heterosexual, goes to the gym nearly every day, and is happy to promote a youthful and fun image, though cartoon-colored belts are probably best left in the closet.
“Obviously, it was what I thought was a sporty outfit,” Mr. Schock said of his picnic attire. “It was probably a little too bright, in retrospect.”
At 29, Mr. Schock is the youngest — and arguably the buffest — member of Congress.
Schock doesn't want to be known solely for his looks, but isn't afraid to ask for votes from people of any sexual orientation, though his opposition to gay marriage may serve as a stumbling block:
“If they’re in my district, I’ll take votes wherever I can get them,” he said. “Who knew I could get this much attention with my shirt on?”