|Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) cowardly drops out of his reelection bid.|
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced that he will not seek reelection or run for office anywhere.
He was forced to step aside after Republicans begged him to not run. The Democrats are mounting a play for his seat. Chaffetz who dogged Barack Obama during his presidency and Hillary Clinton throughout the election refused to investigate Donald J. Trump and his ties to Russia.
He also said that people should not buy luxuries like an iPhone when they are required to have health insurance for a doctor visit.
Chaffetz said that he wants to spend time with his family.
He also said he will step down from House and Government Oversight Committee as well.
Chaffetz had a strong primary challenge ahead of him. He also had a Democratic opponent who outraised him in campaign funding.
Republicans pressured him to go. After the comments and a rancous town hall, Chaffetz knew he was going to lose. Instead of bowing out graciously, he quits under pressure.
This is why Republicans are failures at governing. They can't get their act together despite bugging Obama throughout his presidency.
Good riddance to him.
Word on the street, Chaffetz is being blackmailed by the Russians. We can't confirm that but it would make sense to why he ain't trying to investigate Trump.