The Reform Party of Illinois Issued the Following Statement:
Congressman Aaron Schock is resigning from office. His resignation comes after he sold a vehicle with 90,000 fewer miles then he reported for mileage reimbursement. This is after an ethic investigation into reports that he used taxpayer money to fund lavish trips and events.
Aaron Schock is not the first person to resign after being accused of using his Congressional Office for self-enrichment. He joins a long list of Congressional Representatives that have been caught using their office for personal gain including: Rick Renzi, Jesse Jackson Jr, Michael Grimm, James Treffinger and others.
Congressional Ethics Reform was a founding principle of the Reform Party of the United States, and a principle the party holds dear. The Party stands against these kinds of actions, and wishes to root out corruption in the American government. To date, no Reform Party officeholders have been investigated for corruption.