Aaron Schock says goodbye to Congress with ‘sadness and humility’ and a nod to Abe Lincoln

March 26, 2015 5:27 PM

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Aaron Schock says goodbye to Congress with ‘sadness and humility’ and a nod to Abe Lincoln

Days ahead of his planned resignation from Congress, embattled Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) delivered a farewell address on the House floor Thursday afternoon in which he said he was departing with "sadness and humility" and he vowed to "work tirelessly" to make it up to those who he has let down.

In his speech, Schock thanked his constituents and staff. He said he was proud of legislation he helped pass to create jobs and improve veterans' benefits. He said it was regrettable that he would not be around when Congress passes tax reform.

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