Bye Bye Representative Jason Chaffetz

I don’t know how I let this one get by without comment. But Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has said he won’t run for re-election…and maybe won’t even finish his current term. Go figure…

NO SOONER had Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced that he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2018 than he also allowed he likely wouldn’t serve out his current term.

Mr. Chaffetz’s sudden decision, disclosed Wednesday on his Facebook page, shocked the political world. He had, after all, just won reelection and was seen as a likely candidate for the Senate.

Mr. Chaffetz rose to national prominence via his high-profile investigations as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. But the zeal for ferreting out supposed wrongdoing, which was on full display during the Obama administration and when Hillary Clinton was running for office, was nowhere to be seen when Donald Trump took office and questions immediately arose about conflicts of interest, violations of the emoluments clause or Russian connections. Now in the crosshairs of rising public discontent — becoming what the Deseret News called “the face of Republican fecklessness” — Mr. Chaffetz apparently saw retreat to Utah, and possible preparation for a run for governor, as the best way out.

Well, the only thing to say…just for old times sake…is: Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!


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