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Congressman resigns over Downton Abbey faux pas

David Gura Mar 17, 2015
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Final Note

Congressman resigns over Downton Abbey faux pas

David Gura Mar 17, 2015
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Last month, the Washington Post published a piece about a Republican congressman. 

Aaron Schock, who’s 33, had outfitted his Capitol Hill office with “a gold-colored wall sconce,” a “crystal chandelier,” and “massive arrangements of pheasant feathers.” 

All that was inspired by one of the congressman’s favorite shows, “Downton Abbey.” 

That article raised some questions  namely, about how he paid for that redecoration, and Schock ultimately spent $40,000 to re-pay the government.

Well this morning, Politico reported Schock “billed the federal government and his campaign for logging roughly 170,000 miles on his personal car,” but when he sold that car, it “had … roughly 80,000 miles on the odometer.” 

This afternoon, Congressman Schock resigned.

And so, he’ll have to give up something that was so important to Lord Grantham: His title.

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