Totally-not-gay, 100 percent heterosexual ex-Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has asked a federal judge to please reschedule his upcoming arraignment… so it won’t interrupt his travel plans.
Schock is facing 24 felony charges–including nine counts of wire fraud, five counts of falsification of election commission filings, six counts of filing false federal income tax returns, two counts of making false statements, one counts of mail fraud, and one count theft of government funds–all tied to his time serving in Congress.
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Schock’s arraignment was originally scheduled for November 21. On Tuesday, his attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough to postpone it to sometime after December 12 so he can still go on an international trip with some of his buddies.
Judge Myerscough agreed and 35-year-old Schock is now set to appear on December 12.
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Since resigning from Congress in disgrace back in March 2015, Schock has maintained his innocence, saying whatever laws he broke were “honest mistakes” and totally unintentional. If convicted, he could face decades behind bars. A conviction on just one count of wire fraud alone carries a maximum of 20 years.
Better get that traveling in while you still can, Aaron.
Surely he is suffering from Affluenza; 18 months abroad should help him recover.
International trip? Oh you know he’s not coming back. They probably should have taken his passport.
Can anyone please explain to me the gay obsession with outing conservatives?
@Mo Bro: Because we are doing them a public service, besides i thought conservative folks abhorred hypocrisy?
If you’re going to resort to that old chestnut that being Republican also means being a snarling gay-hater, then you’ve obviously been too wrapped up in your own universe and just haven’t been paying attention. Open your eyes—it’s only the evangelicals who make noise, not Republicans. There’s a difference.
It’s August 2, 2017.
What do you have to say at this time.
PS: The deep party powerful are at least 50% evangelical today.
There is no difference.
@Mo Bro: sorry but do you have a valid argument here. Making up straw men and attempting to pass them off doesn’t count.
@Mo Bro: I don’t think it’s a ‘gay’ obsession to reveal the hypocrisy of others, but a natural one. I agree that not all republicans are gay haters, but some are. And often they are those that built a (political) career and reap benefits by marginalizing minority groups, with which they themselves have secretly taken part of.
@RIGay: So much so, he may even want to stay there….is he going to Cuba or some other Caribbean hotspot?
@Mo Bro: I would love to believe you Mo, I really would, but I happen to have read the Republican party’s platform, and parts of it did not come across as gay friendly, never mind supportive or protective.
Here in Canada, the conservative party never dared to challenge marriage equality, or job, housing, and medical protections. I just dont understand why isn’t the Republican party like this?
@RIGay: I don’t think there’s “abroad” that’s gonna help him recover, wink wink
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If anyone doubts there is a thing such as privilege – especially as pertains to white males – this is another clear case. Aaron Schock asks a judge to postpone arraignment by three weeks for 24! felony charges? And the reason – he wants to go on an international! vacation with friends. He should have had his passport confiscated and no delay in court proceedings. Why is he not considered a flight risk?
Only the hyper-vocal religious types are the ones with an anti-gay agenda. Remember Trump touting us at his convention? Remember the cheers he got? That’s a much better representation of how Republicans feel about us than taking a soundbite from HuffPo and presenting it as truth.
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