Social media reacts to Jason Chaffetz's announcement that he won't seek re-election


Thomas said his department in the office of Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox was basing the informal information-gathering on Chaffetz's statements to local media that he might leave office early.

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"Thank you for allowing me to serve as your representative in the United States House of Representatives", Chaffetz, who joined Congress in 2009, said in a Facebook post Wednesday morning. But Chaffetz has said that he's interested in taking a "serious look" running for governor in 2020.

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Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, rose to prominence on Capitol Hill through his dogged investigations of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 election. Recently, he's faced criticism for refusing to investigate ties between former Trump national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn and Russian Federation. He stressed that he did not have "ulterior motives" for making the decision and said he "may" run for office again.

"After seeing his district and his state first-hand, I can certainly understand why it is calling him back", Cummings said. For now at least, Jason Chaffetz is preparing to enter the private sector when his current term expires, Fox News reports. At the time, 2nd District Rep. Chris Stewart was reportedly a contender for secretary of the Air Force under President Donald Trump. His opponents cite growing nationwide frustration over his performance as one reason for his announcement to not seek re-election for Utah's third House district. Chaffetz's panel is investigating payments made to Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, for speaking engagements in Russian Federation and the security protocols at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. Prior to dropping out, Chaffetz raised $176,500 this year for a total of $402,700 in cash on hand for his campaign, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, s. He has laid out an agenda for the first two years of the Trump administration focusing on continued oversight of agencies; support for whistleblowers; open government; limited rule-making; scrutiny of the union role in the federal workplace; and addressing poor performance and misconduct by employees.