ABC News’ John R. Parkinson (@JRPabcDC) reports:
Photos of Republican lawmaker Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, are creating buzz today after the youngest member of the House of Representatives was photographed for the cover of Men’s Health magazine showing off his washboard abdominal muscles.
Schock, who is 29 and not married, is featured in a spread pushing the two-term congressman’s challenge to Americans to lose weight and get healthier this summer with a Take the Fit for Life Summer Challenge.
“You have the power to change your life for the better. By making smart, simple food and fitness choices, you can take control of your health—and look and feel better than you have in years! (And you’ll even be helping our nation in the bargain.),” Schock writes in the June issue of Men’s Health. “Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Do it for your country!”
The article details Schock’s daily workout routine that begins at 6:30 a.m. in the House of Representatives gym on Capitol Hill. Schock, is one of a handful of Members of Congress who work out at the House gym for weight training, cardio and P90X training sessions, the video workout series created by exercise instructor Tony Horton.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) quickly jumped on the sultry images with its own photoshopped version of the magazine cover that pokes fun at Schock and asks "Who Needs Medicare When You’ve Got Abs Like These?"
The DCCC is also working to discredit Schock forhis vote in favor of H.R. 18, the GOP’s FY2012 budget resolution that aims to transform Medicare. The measure passed the House in a partisan vote April 15, and is expected on the Senate floor in the coming weeks.
Born May 28, 1981, Schock is the youngest current member of the House of Representatives. In contrast, Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, a member of the House since 1980 born May 3 1923, is the oldest current member of the House of Representatives.