Roll Call reports:
Aaron Schock came out as gay on Thursday, and a famous former resident of Illinois’ 18th District, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, isn’t here for it.
“The amount of queens I’m seeing like Aaron Schock’s insta is such a lol,” the star wrote Friday on Instagram. “This man lived in the closet while voting against LGBTQ interests for years.”
“His apology wholly dodged any responsibility in the awful actions he perpetuated against our community,” wrote Van Ness, who has campaigned for Democratic candidates in the past and last year met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Hill.
Disagree. Our best quality as a community is that we welcome into our movement with love our former opponents. BUT… @aaronschock needs to own up to his misconduct in office & apologize to all who fought (over his opposition) to win him his new found rights. He’s done neither. https://t.co/k2x60WXdBo
— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) March 5, 2020