Maddow, Schock spar over stimulus

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) made his first appearance on Meet the Press today, and got into a sparring match with Rachel Maddow over stimulus spending and charges of hypocrisy.

Maddow drew first blood by charging Schock with hypocrisy for touting a project in his district that was funded by the stimulus, that he opposed.

"That's happening a lot with Republicans sort of taking credit for things that Democratic bills do and then Republicans simultaneously touting their votes against them and trashing them," Maddow said. "That, I think, is a problem that needs to be resolved within your caucus. Because you seem like a very nice person but that is a very hypocritical stance to take."

Schock argued it would be foolish to deny his district funds that would be appropriated anyway. And responding to Maddow's charge of hypocrisy, he asked the MSNBC host if she had returned to the IRS all the tax cuts she got under the Bush administration.

See the full exchange below, which starts at about 2:15:


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