Former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock—who resigned from office in 2015 following claims that he used money from his campaign accounts and his House allowance for personal expenses—has given his first live interview since federal prosecutors in Chicago announced they would drop all charges against him. Speaking on Morning Joe, Schock said he courted too much attention in office, which led to intense scrutiny about his use of private planes, his lavish office decorations, and his posts on Instagram. He also said he shouldn’t have appeared on the cover of Men’s Health. In 2011, he appeared shirtless on the magazine with the headline “political muscle.” He said Thursday morning: “There’s some things I would do differently. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t have been on the cover of Men’s Health, maybe I shouldn’t have posted some of the things [on Instagram.] But ... some of that also allowed me to do things other members of Congress couldn’t do.” Schock said he wasn’t sure what he’d do next, but wants to use his experiences to make sure no one else goes through what he did.
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