Aaron Schock Promises More ‘Checks and Balances’ After Multiple Ethics Issues

Congressman Aaron Schock held a press conference this afternoon to address the wave of controversy he’s found himself in after questions about multiple ethics issues.

There was the Downton Abbey-inspired office (to which he retorted “haters are gonna hate”). Then came all the reports about Schock’s lavish spending on the taxpayer dime, as well as one report that he didn’t disclose the nice gifts he got while in England, rubbing elbows with the royals. Oh, and the Instagram photos that led to an internal review of Schock’s office.

Well, today, Schock held a presser to admit it’s been a time of reflection for him. One of the reporters present tweeted some of what Schock had to say:

Update- 7:46 pm EST: You can watch video of the full presser here, via WMBD:

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