The Daily Caller and Politico just broke a massive story about Jason Chaffetz. According to their sources, and they claim to have multiple sources, Jason will announce today he will resign from Congress.
There have been rumors swirling around Chaffetz in Washington D.C. ever since he announced last month that he would not seek re-election.
For an ambitious politician with a high profile chairmanship in Congress, this was a shocker. The stated reason Chaffetz gave was that he wanted to spend more time with his family.
All the cynics in the media pounced on him saying that is code for scandal. Keep in mind this is the liberal media so they don’t understand the importance of having a strong family.
There have been quite a few liberal conspiracy theories that sprouted up over this fundamental misunderstanding.
Some whispered sex scandal. Some shouted it was Russia. And the last few Hillary supporters said it was about Hillary.
They are trying to make the claim that Chaffetz leaked classified information when he alerted the world that Hillary was under investigation again.
And that that is the reason why he is leaving. Not true – he is going to Fox News – or that is the rumor from republican circles.
JASON CHAFFETZ expected to announce today he will step down from Congress early. Comes days after Comey subpoena.His office declines comment
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 18, 2017
Chaffetz, 50, is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. This is a hugely important job as that committee is the top investigative body in the House.
He recently subpoenaed James Comey’s memos or threatened to – with Mueller as special counsel who knows what is going on with all that now.
Trey Gowdy is rumored to be in the running to take over Chaffetz chairmanship.