Aaron Schock responds to report critical of campaign reimbursements

By Paul Strater

March 23, 2012 Updated Mar 26, 2012 at 9:57 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- 18th District congressman Aaron Schock has one of 248 U.S. Congressmen identified in a report that questions money reimbursed to him by his campaign.

The 347 page report details how they say members of congress used their positions to benefit themselves and their families.

The report says that Schock was personally reimbursed by his campaign for just under $50,000 in 2008 and for almost $105,000 in 2010.

One item that raised eyebrows was expenses at a luxury hotel in Greece. At an appearance in Peoria, Schock said to consider the source.

"All your viewers would need to do is google CREW, and they're gonna see that it's a left wing, George Soros funded group, whose goal it is to basically besmirch the character of any Republican office holder, that's what they've done throughout the history of their organization," said Schock.

Schock's November Opponent, Steve Waterworth, weighed in on the report as well. Waterworth said, "I think it's one of the reasons why the American people look at a Congressman and they say oh, Congress. That's why they have such low approval ratings. What, somewhere around 10, 12 percent? And for Congressman Schock, maybe it'll go a little lower than that now."

Waterworth is a retired Air Force master sergeant.

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