What follows is VGMH's 2011 story on this politician:
With unemployment at a national crisis level, several wars going on, and the lowest favorable ratings for members of Congress since they have been measuring such things, what would you do if you were working in Congress? Well, if you happen to be Republican Aaron Schock, you decide to act like a leader and help your country by going shirtless for the June cover of Men’s Health magazine as “America’s Fittest Congressman.” That six pack ab on him looks good (the Congressional gymnasium must be pretty nice), but there seems to possibly be a homoerotic and homophobic contradiction to all this beefcake. According to a story in printed in the Advocate, the antigay conservative Rep. Schock once burned a belt that blogs and other media suggested made him look gay. Between Schock flexing for magazines and Anthony Weiner showing his weiner, elected men in D.C. didn't help make people feel that Congress understood what was important.
It was a photograph of Schock at a White House picnic wearing a turquoise belt that really ignited online with bloggers. So what did he do? He burned the belt. Schock has also made known his feelings on gay issues in Congress. In February, he spoke out strongly favoring the Defense of Marriage Act and bashing the Obama administration’s refusal to defend DOMA.
At least buff Aaron has a good paying job, and from what we hear, a great deal on gym membership fees, thanks to the tax payers. The unemployment rate in his state was currently listed at 9.5% for the month of July, one month after he was the cover beefcake model.