Jason Chaffetz Drops Out!
No one can tell whether it is the sheer pleasure of dealing with a highly organized and ornery resistance movement that was dogging him at every town hall meeting, but Jason Chaffetz has decided not to run for reelection. Indeed, he might even leave his seat right away. It remains to be seen if this makes it harder or easier for Dr. Kathryn Hall to win in Utah’s 3rd Congressional Seat. We shall see!
Inquiring minds want to know why he’s leaving so abruptly. Politicians rarely give up power without some major reason (no — spending more time with their family is usually a lie).
Regardless of the reason he’s leaving, seeing Chaffetz out of power is a matter of some small joy to the grassroots. He was a serious Republican hack — which is saying a lot given the pack that now occupies the right side of the aisle in Congress!