Downton Abbey Lover Rep. Aaron Schock, Resigns Admit Ethics Questions

No Schocker, but Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, the new young gun Republican once viewed as a rising star, announced he plans to resign from Congress at the end of the month amid a cloud of ethics questions, mostly on spending.

Schock’s problems began last month after the Washington Post revealed he had spent thousands of taxpayer dollars to redecorate his office in the style of the popular PBS series Downton Abbey. But the trouble did not end there for Schock. Recent reports have called into question his use of campaign funds to invest in real estate and to pay for a podium that was a replica of President Obamaโ€™s.