Jason Chaffetz might not finish his term
Yesterday Jason Chaffetz, citing his desire to be back home with his family, announced he was not going to run for reelection in 2018 and today we are learning that he might not even finish his term.
Here is more:
U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of a House committee with broad investigative powers, said on Thursday that it is possible he could leave office before his term finishes next year, The Wall Street Journal reported.
“My future plans are not yet finalized, but I haven’t ruled out the possibility of leaving early,” Chaffetz told the Journal a day after the Utah congressman announced he would not run for re-election in 2018.
Chaffetz’s staff in Washington, D.C., and in Utah did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In Utah, officials have begun running informal scenarios on how and when to hold a special election should Chaffetz resign, but have not been formally notified of the congressman’s intentions, Mark Thomas, the state’s director of elections, told Reuters.
Yesterday I speculated that there could be more to this story than we are being told and now I am almost certain there is. It is possible that Jason Chaffetz hates being away from his family so much that he has no desire to finish his term, and if this is the case I can understand that. I hate being away from my family for extended periods of time so I can relate to that, however if that is the case he should not have run for reelection in the first place.
Is there more to this story? Does Jason Chaffetz have an issue with Donald Trump? He did say he was going to vote for him but stopped short of endorsing him. Has he come to the realization that he simply does not like the culture in Washington? Does he have a deal in the works which he cannot refuse? Or is it something else?
I do not know the answer to any of these questions but something is wrong with this story…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium