Obviously, it’s not: “Hey, I better watch myself or I’m going to get my butt kicked in the next election.”
Aaron Schock’s campaign reimbursed the Congressman (or friends and family members) for more than $150,000 in the 2008 and 2010 campaigns. This is according to a search through official records by a liberal-learning George-Soros-funded group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
What that means is this that Schock or a family member spent some personal money on stuff that was campaign-related, they put in for reimbursement, and the campaign gave them some cash.
So, what sort of stuff did they seek reimbursement for? How about $30,000 for stays at high end hotels in Athens, Greece and Miami, Florida.
Really? No Holiday Inn Express, huh?
There was no possible official reason for Schock to be in Greece or Miami. Now, Schock admitted this reimbursement was a mistake. But how many steps did everyone associated with his campaign have to make?
Schock probably used a personal credit card. Schock probably had to take his credit card receipt to whoever was preparing the reports for the campaign and say “take money out of the campaign funds and give it to me. Then report the expenditure to the federal government.”
And his staffers did that. Now, $30,000 might not seem like a lot of money to Schock, but some people consider it a years’ salary. Spent on hotels stays. And it all ended in Schock’s pocket.
Some of the expenditures were ridiculous. Like the $300 he got reimbursed for the purchase of an exercise DVD. Well, I’m sure all those pictures of his six-pack abs got him a few votes.
This is the latest in a long line of financial miscues from Schock. Remember those documents Schock helped fudged the date on for his father?
And the GOP is supposed to be the party of fiscal responsibility.
Asked for a reason he tried to get reimbursed for a trip to Greece, Schock blamed the whole mess on George Soros.
Well, unless Soros kidnapped Schock, drugged him, put him on a blame bound for Greece, this mess is all Aaron’s fault.