Totally not-Gay Aaron Schock in the news again

A few years ago Aaron Schock's instagram account (his tendency to follow openly gay models and athletes who posted lots of beefcake pictures of themselves, his own interesting fashion choices and selfies that caused even conservative think tank spokespeople to allude to his presumed gayness, et cetera) wound up in the news, prompting the then-Congressman to unfollow all the gay people and stop posting.

A few years ago Aaron Schock’s instagram account (his tendency to follow openly gay models and athletes who posted lots of beefcake pictures of themselves, his own interesting fashion choices and selfies that caused even conservative think tank spokespeople to allude to his presumed gayness, et cetera) wound up in the news, prompting the then-Congressman to unfollow all the gay people and stop posting.

The last couple of days a post from a few months back, (Getting indicted, still faking it (badly), & other weekend updates) has been getting a lot of hits. I assume it’s because yesterday Totally Not-Gay Former GOP Rep. Aaron Schock Pleads Not Guilty to Funds Misuse. And a few days before that: Judge denies gag order in Aaron Schock case. So people are searching for information on him and some are coming to my snarky little blog.

The most important new bit of news about the former Congressman and current sad closet case is: Springfield trial hardly a stretch for ex-Rep. Schock, prosecutors say: Schock has maintained his high-flying ways since quitting Congress in 2015, traveling to Jamaica, Peru, China, Hong Kong, Mexico and Canada, federal prosecutors said in a new court filing. So poor Aaron was trying to get his trial moved because it is so, so hard for him to drive all the way to Springfield. Meanwhile, he’s still galavanting all over the world, presumably financed in part with the proceeds of his shady selling of one of his homes (which was originally purchased with profits from some of the corrupt activities he’s currently under indictment for): Aaron Schock Sells Home Above Market Value to Political Donor.

When Schock was a congressman he never missed an opportunity to vote in favor of any anti-gay bill that came along. He gave speeches about how not only shouldn’t anti-discrimination laws apply to gay people, but that employers should be free to fire employees simply because they suspected the employee might be gay, that landlords should be free to evict or refuse to rent to people who they simply suspected might be gay, and so on. Which is the reason a lot of us in the queer community starting pointing out that there was a lot of reason to suspect Schock was gay (still unmarried, has gone through a series of very hunky male roommates who also are unmarried, has taken hunky male roommates on trips–sometimes at taxpayer expense–where they act like a couple, has been photographed and filmed outside gay bars and bathhouses a lot (he once gave a media site a filmed interview while walking around a gay neighborhood a week before Pride in which his gaze was frequently seen being drawn to shirtless queer men walking by, for goodness sake!), spent a lot of time going to Gay Republican fundraisers and such. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

So we aren’t attacking him for being queer, we’re pointing out what seems to be a very big instance of hypocrisy in which a closeted queer Republican has (once again) built a career out of attacking and oppressing other queer people.

Anyway, so he’s a douche who doesn’t mind stealing money from the taxpayers and his constituents, who doesn’t mind throwing queers under the bus to get that money, and doesn’t believe he should face any consequences for this. Let’s hope the court system proves that belief false: ANTI-GAY GOP REP. AARON SCHOCK ARRAIGNED ON 24 CORRUPTION CHARGES.

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About fontfolly

I've loved reading for as long as I can remember. I write fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. I publish an anthropomorphic sci-fi/space opera literary fanzine. I attend and work on the staff for several anthropormorphics, anime, and science fiction conventions. I live in Seattle with my wonderful husband, still completely amazed that he puts up with me at all.

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