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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz won't run for re-election in 2018

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the high-profile chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, won't seek re-election in 2018.

"After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018," Chaffetz said in a statement on Facebook.

Chaffetz's role as the leader of the House Oversight Committee put him in the spotlight as he led investigations into Hillary Clinton's private email server and many aspects of former President Barack Obama's administration.

Chaffetz has also drawn flack for not being as animated to investigate President Trump's business connections and how they might impact his presidency. In his statement, Chaffetz ruled out running for any political office in 2018. There have been rumblings about potential Republican challengers for Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat in the U.S. Senate. Hatch seems intent on running for re-election in 2018, but rumors have seen several high-profile names, such as Mitt Romney, floated for the seat.



Anonymous said...

His departure will be a loss to everyone, save those who operate outside the law.

Anonymous said...

Chaffetz has integrity and it is a loss to America.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the good ones do as we have always wanted. Come and go, don't spend a lifetime in office. If we could only be fortunate enough to see the losers do that. Thank you sir for a job well done. Best wish sir.