Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility. He is vowing to work "tirelessly" to make amends to constituents and others he has let down.
In a farewell speech Thursday, the Illinois Republican said his departure from Congress "is not the end of the story, but rather the beginning of a new chapter" in his life.
Schock announced his resignation March 17 following a month-long cascade of revelations about his business deals and lavish spending on everything from overseas travel to office decor in the style of "Downton Abbey." His last day in office is Tuesday. He voted for the final time Thursday.
Schock said he believes that everyone learns from their mistakes and added: "I know that God has a plan for my life."