More secrets revealed

Court docs reveal Aaron Schock’s aides urged him to stop acting so ‘gay’

More details have emerged from the ongoing case against disgraced congressman Aaron Schock, and they are gayer than ever…

According to the Peoria Courier Star, newly obtained court documents reveal that Schock’s first chief of staff, Steven Shearer, told federal agents that “Schock was upset with the blogs and media comments about his sexuality. Schock denied the allegations and resented the accusations.”

So he did what any good aide to a politician does, he offered his advice.

According to documents, “Shearer believes that Schock did things that seemed ‘gay.’ Shearer criticized Schock on behaving in a way that would make people question his sexuality. Shearer has no evidence of Schock being ‘gay.’”

Related: Witnesses in Aaron Schock’s case asked about his gay sex life and whether his ex-girlfriend was a beard

Some of Shock’s “gay seeming” behavior included his Downtown Abbey inspired office decor, all those shirtless selfies he posted to Instagram, his obsession with going to the gym, that hot, young male photographer he insisted tag along on nearly every trip he took, his love for Ariana Grande and Katy Perry, and, oh yeah, the turquoise belt.

But it doesn’t stop there.

The documents also reveal that Schock’s second executive assistant, Jeannie Etchart, had an interesting relationship with the former congressman.

Etchart told investigators that while working for Schock, she developed “strong feelings” for him and “the thought of ‘could there be something there’ between she and Schock did cross her mind.” She ultimately didn’t pursue a relationship, however, because she determined he was too “high maintenance.”

Schock’s lawyers have called the questioning of his relationships and sexuality “distasteful, offensive,” and “prejudicial,” but not everyone agrees. A lot of people think it’s totally relevant and should be discussed openly in court.

Michelangelo Signorile put it best when he tweeted this week:

Schock is accused of misusing political and government funds and of filing false tax returns and creating fake invoices and false statements to cover up his alleged fraud scheme.

During his time in office, he not only opposed same-sex marriage, he also supported a federal marriage amendment, was against the repeals of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and DOMA, and voted against adding sexual orientation to federal hate crimes statutes.

Schock’s trail is scheduled to begin January 2018. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years behind bars.

Related: Aaron Schock Spotted Sipping Cocktails With Another Man At Romantic DC Hot Spot

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  • Smith David

    Question? is that how his body really looks? or is this photo-shopped?
    Anyway, he’s not going to jail. He’s too pretty.

    • Bryguyf69

      Ah yes, the Zsa Zsa Defense that’s become a standard among Hollywood attorneys…

    • Bryguyf69

      That’s his real body. You can find plenty more on his Instagram account. Or Image Google for “Schock body” or “Schock Health” for his famous Men’s Health cover shoot.

      I personally prefer his fellow unmarried Illinoisian GOP Representative, Adam Kinzinger. For one thing, Kinzinger is more intelligent and less homophobic. In fact, Conservative Review gave his 2016 voting record an F. They say that he has the 38th most liberal voting record of all 247 Republican Representatives.

      Both Kinzinger and Schock consistently appeared on the Top 10 (usually Top 5) lists of hottest congress people. See below link for the photo of the two together.

    • jsmu

      Maybe ten years ago he was a moderately cute twink. He’s now a tired closet queen whose face is showing the strain of decades of lying.

  • hithere2

    I don’t think it’s photo-shopped. There are enough candid photos of him out there – he works out a lot.

  • DarkZephyr

    I hate when men that I hate are stunningly beautiful. It confuses my libido.

    • Donston

      We all have different tastes. But “stunningly beautiful”? Handsome when he was at his best, sure.

    • DarkZephyr

      Like you said, we all have our tastes. I wish he didn’t fit my tastes though because he’s a gross human being and so I feel disgusting by responding to his physical attractiveness.

    • Donston

      I mean, if you think someone sexually attractive on a physical level- no biggie. I thought he was cute a few years ago. Now he looks like a stereotypical approaching middle age queen. And his look has always been too clean cut and basic for me.

    • jsmu

      “Stunningly beautiful?” Never. Reasonably good-looking five or ten years ago–but the face which used to be just shallow and vacant isn’t aging well at all, and the carcass needs lower-body strength work to match the top.

  • AxelDC

    Schock’s sexuality is entirely relevant in a criminal case because he’s accused of misusing Federal funds. If a straight Congressman had taken his mistress on trips as a paid staffer, then his relationship with her would be entirely relevant. They are not profiling Schock as a gay men, just trying to identify his relationship to his paid staffer. Using public funds for your flings, gay or straight, is embezzlement.

  • Xzamilloh

    Please.. just another top-heavy gym bunny who’s all looks and no substance — or lower body mass.

  • DCguy

    Hmmm, a Republican congressman who was stealing tax dollars and laundering money and the GOP controlled House didn’t do anything about it.

    Sounds familiar.

    Oh, and a Republican politician whose a closet case? Hmm, also sounds familiar.

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