Schock Likens Himself to Lincoln

In his farewell speech, Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock compared himself to Abraham Lincoln, and said his resignation from Congress in the midst of a spending scandal “is not the end of a story, but rather the beginning of a new chapter.”
Schock, whose resignation takes effect March 31, noted that Lincoln had his House seat for one term, “but few faced as many defeats in his personal business and public life as he did.”
“His continual perseverance in the face of these trials, never giving up, is something that all of us Americans should be inspired by, especially when going through a valley in life,” Schock told a nearly empty House chamber. “I believe that through life’s struggles we learn from our mistakes and we learn more about ourselves. And I know that this is not the end of a story, but rather the beginning of a new chapter.”



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