Most members of Congress go around quoting the Founding Fathers, maybe Lincoln or MLK, definitely Reagan. But not Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL). He goes for the true voice of the generation when he needs to add a little oomph to an argument — Taylor Swift.
Cornered by interviewer Jeff Zeleny of ABC News about that whole bizarre Downton Abbey-inspired (and questionably expensive) office remodel, Schock offered this bit of word mush:
“I’m different. I came to Congress at 27. When I go take a personal vacation I don’t sit on the beach, I go do active things. And so, I’m also not going to live in a cave. So when I post an Instagram photo with me with my friends, as Taylor Swift said, ‘haters are gonna hate.'”
Spoken like a true patriot.
Here’s a Vine showing the good part:
And here’s Aaron doing his best to deflect questions about that expensive remodel: