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Levitz writes: "The Republican whose indifference to President Trump's myriad conflicts of interest put the oversight in House Oversight Chair will leave Congress in 2018. On Wednesday morning, Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz announced his decision not to run for reelection, in a Facebook post."

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty)
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty)


Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Reelection

By Eric Levitz, New York Magazine

19 April 17

 

he Republican whose indifference to President Trump’s myriad conflicts of interest put the oversight in House Oversight Chair will leave Congress in 2018. On Wednesday morning, Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz announced his decision not to run for reelection, in a Facebook post.

Last month, Chaffetz argued that poor people should be forced to choose between access to basic health care and owning a smartphone — and a Utah Democrat with her eyes on challenging Chaffetz in 2018 leveraged the ensuing outrage into $350,000 in campaign contributions. But it’s unlikely that the congressman is retiring out of fear of not being reelected — this is Utah we’re talking about. Rather, The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins suggests Chaffetz plans to make his return to the private sector a temporary one.

Still, Chaffetz’s announcement is a moral victory for all of George Soros’s paid protesters, along with every Twitter user who ever gave the congressman retirement advice.

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+4 # Wise woman 2017-04-19 23:15
Unless you're in the beautiful Wasatch mountains or in the wilds of the stunning canyon country, Utah is a crazy state. I think it might have something to do with the endless bleak desert like terrain. I have my own Utah story as many others who have been there. Suffice it to say the cops drive around in white ambulance style cars looking for out of state plates to target. US laws don't apply there. It's slightly Fascist to say the least. That has to be reflected in whoever is involved with their government.
 
 
+3 # ericlipps 2017-04-20 04:49
Look for President Trump to offer him a cushy job for which he's totally unqualified.
 

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