An attorney for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has called for an ad criticizing his support of the fiscal cliff bill to be taken off the air. (Photo courtesy Aaron Schock)
By Metro News Service
SPRINGFIELD - A legal battle is brewing for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) ahead of a possible bid for governor.
His attorney has put WICS-TV in Springfield on notice after the congressman said the station ran a "demonstrably false" advertisement.
The ad claims Schock "voted for the biggest tax increase in a half century and that he voted in favor of the fiscal cliff bill which extended the Bush-era tax cuts for most Americans.
Schock's attorney says House Resolution 8, which passed on the first of this year, actually cut taxes significantly. He wants the ads taken off the air immediately. A spokesperson from WICS says the ad is scheduled to run through Friday.
According to the Peoria Journal Star, the ads have been running on Fox News stations and were sponsored from a group called the Jobs and Progress Fund.