Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), has had a rough couple days. First the Washington Post was set to reveal his "Downton Abbey"-inspired office decor. His office tried to kill the story and failed, and it quickly went viral. Then ethics groups suggested the decorating arrangement might violate House rules, leading Schock to pay back the decorator.

Schock's response? "Haters are gonna hate," he told ABC News's Jeff Zeleny.

He also attributed the quote to Taylor Swift. According to a Nexis search, the phrase appeared as early as 2001 when it was used in the 3LW song "Playas Gon' Play." (For the record.)


The Post's Ben Terris reported Schock's redecoration Monday, which his office didn't want to talk about. Here's more on his plans to pay for the cost of decorating.