Aaron Schock, who repeatedly voted against LGBTQ rights, reportedly partied shirtless with gay friends at Coachella over the weekend. Since these photos have surfaced, the LGBTQ community and celebrities have started to call him out on social media.
Schock resigned from Congress in 2015 over the misuse of taxpayer funds. He was accused of using funds to redecorate his office to look Downton Abbey-esque and flew his staff on a private plane to a Katy Perry concert.
In 2017, he was indicted on 24 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, theft of government funds, making false statements, filing false reports with federal election officials, and six counts of filing false tax returns. Last month, federal prosecutors dropped those charges against him in exchange for him to repay thousands of dollars.
One photo allegedly shows the 37-year-old making out with another man with his hand down his pants.
Schock has yet to publicly respond to the photos or the criticism.
Check out my feed, if you’re wondering why #AaronSchock is trending. He was an elected republican official voting against LGBT rights. Fundraising, partially on the premise of anti-LGBT rights. Oh, he was also run out of his congressional office because of financial fraud.— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 17, 2019
Aaron Schock and Pete Buttigieg are both 37 years old. The closet has different effects on all of us, but we still have to own the actions we take while in it. Schock doesn’t get to hide behind it to avoid accountability for virulently opposing the rights of LGBT people.— Emerson Collins (@ActuallyEmerson) April 17, 2019
The gays do not want Aaron Schock - go back! No more memberships available! Toasters are on back order!— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 17, 2019
Outing is a brutal political tactic that should be reserved for brutally anti-LGBT closeted politicians. Aaron Schock has a brutal anti-LGBT voting record and he deserves to be outed.https://t.co/dTRPQubhzn— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) April 17, 2019
"So, Aaron Schock, any comment on your votes against non-discrimination protections for gay people, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and marriage equality?" : pic.twitter.com/Z6eZ2KVIF7— Paul 🏃 (@paulludwig) April 17, 2019
Just FYI, if you're one of the gay guys currently palling around Coachella with @aaronschock, I hope you'll encourage him to not only come out but to come out against his INCREDIBLY HOMOPHOBIC voting record while he was selling all of us out in congress. https://t.co/f8WjTXRVqG— Kit Williamson (@kitwilliamson) April 17, 2019
I just think it’s nice to see that after paying a combined $110,000 to the IRS and his former campaign funds in order to avoid federal felony corruption charges, he had money left over to fly to Coachella.— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) April 17, 2019
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