Aaron Schock, the young Republican congressman from Illinois, has made news again for his flamboyant fashion choices. In a photo posted on Facebook on December 29, the 32-year-old politico is seen wearing some checkered slacks that are so tight we can almost tell what religion he is. (Baptist, in case you were curious.)
As one commenter put it, “we can all stop wishing you will finally come out of the closet. Those pants did it for you.”
Schock has been the subject of gay rumors since 2004, when he first ran for state representative at age 23. But the buzz really blew up when he wore a shocking-pink gingham shirt and teal belt combination to a White House picnic in 2010. (Schock has since claimed he “burned” the belt.)
And gay tongues were wagging again in 2011, when Schock appeared all shredded and shirtless on the cover of Men’s Health.
During the Republican National Convention in 2012, TMZ’s cameras caught up with Schock in Tampa, as he was strolling through the local gayborhood of Ybor City.
In case you’re keeping score, Schock has voted against the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and against adding sexual orientation and gender identity to federal hate crimes laws. He also opposes marriage equality and voted to ban the use of government funds to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act.
The unmarried Schock has denied being gay, and calls questions about his sexuality and voting record “completely ridiculous and inappropriate.”
No, Representative Schock, those pants are completely ridiculous and inappropriate.
Photo: Aaron Schock on Facebook