Jason Chaffetz says he might step down before his term is over

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 21, 2017

I have long advocated public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career.

Chaffetz said he has "no ulterior motives" is healthy and confident he would re-elected. He became chairman of the Oversight Committee in 2015. Kidd had raised $15,500 in recent months but was left with only $1,600 after spending most of it, according to his most recent fundraising reports. Since his flip-flop on Trump, Chaffetz has been booed and heckled at town hall meetings.

"God speed and hope to see you run for office some day in the near future", Cindy Burchett added.

Additionally, Chaffetz said, "The president is exempt from the conflict of interest laws. I want to go as hard and fast as I can in the House and then go home". "But it's not required by law".

State Elections Director Mark Thomas said "a lot of different scenarios" for a special congressional election were discussed during the session, but without legislation clarifying the process, officials have to sort out how to proceed.

The 50-year-old Chaffetz had strolled to four easy re-elections in his Republican-friendly congressional district.

"All of these House seats that weren't close in 2016 are going to be close in 2018", Schreiber said. He also has his eyes on the White House.

"That is absolutely wrong, wrong, wrong". And Chaffetz has always, reportedly, had an eye on higher office, likely replacing Orrin Hatch in the Senate.

James Evans, Chair of the Utah Republican Party, says Utah's race won't be so contested. Chaffetz proudly refused to use campaign funds to feed state delegates, as is traditional in the process of currying favor.

The announcement was made on Chaffetz's personal Facebook page, where he thanked Utahns for the chance to serve and called it "an honor and a privilege that I have never taken for granted". He played on the football team at Brigham Young University, a school where he converted to both the Mormon faith and the GOP.

However, overall he has set a less combative tone than did his predecessor, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. -for example by working with Democrats to craft a postal reform plan that recently passed the committee with bipartisan support. Chaffetz entered office in 2009 and his indefinite departure from politics would leave Utah's 3rd District up for grabs.

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