Chaffetz will resign, raising doubts about Trump probe
He first made the announcement in a statement on his website, ending weeks of speculation about his plans. “I started poking around to see what I might be worth and what sort of possibilities are there”, Chaffetz said.
“I kind of had a little bit of a midlife crisis”.
A SC congressman could soon take on one of the most powerful jobs in the U.S. Congress. “In large part, I’m still putting that together”. Mr. Chaffetz won 73% of the vote in the 2016 election and Utah’s entire congressional delegation is Republican. His campaign registered the Web domains Chaffetz2028.com and JasonForGovernor.com in early April.
As the head of the House’s main investigative committee since 2015, Chaffetz became a prime critic of President Barack Obama’s administration and, crucially, former secretary of state and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Chaffetz has vowed to get the memos Comey wrote about his meeting with Trump in which the president allegedly asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Republican Jason Chaffetz declared he would quit Congress just days after urging a probe into Donald Trump and the firing of James Comey.
At a town hall in February, Chaffetz faced angry voters who booed and shouted “Do your job!” in videos that quickly went viral.
“Gov. Herbert’s decision to call an election without allowing the Legislature to perform its legal and constitutional duty is disappointing and exposes the vacancy election process to unnecessary legal and political risks”, the op-ed said.
It was not immediately clear who will succeed him at the helm of the congressional oversight panel.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz will announce Thursday that he will resign from Congress next month, Politico reported.
“I think the Clinton email investigation is still not complete, and it is such importance to the nation”, he said.
He said he believed that other members of his committee would keep the investigation going.
Who is likely to takeover that post and what will that do to the investigation?
Chaffetz, a Republican, said in a letter sent to media and constituents that his last day will be June 30.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox discusses the special election timeline to replace 3rd District Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, during a press conference in the Gold Room at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 19, 2017.