UPDATE: (One varmint down hahaha:) GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Announces He Won't Run for Re-Election in 2018

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Announces He Won't Run for Re-Election in 2018

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Wednesday that will not run for re-election in 2018, a surprise decision from the congressman who raised his profile investigating the administration of President Barack Obama.

"After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018," he wrote on Facebook. "I have long advocated public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career. Many of you have heard me advocate, 'Get in, serve, and get out.' After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time. I may run again for public office, but not in 2018."

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He has come under pressure, mostly from Democrats, to investigate the Trump administration, including Russia's involvement in the U.S. presidential election. But Chaffetz has declined to do so, saying that Intelligence Committees are better equipped to do so. He has also been reluctant to look into Trump's potential conflicts of interest pertaining to his businesses.

Chaffetz, 50, first won election in 2008 and has easily won re-election since then. In 2016 he won his district with nearly 74 percent support. Trump won his district with only 47 percent.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/amp/gop-rep...

This is pretty interesting. This buffoon thought he was reall going to be a big man for a while there. He must not have been able to take the folks back home publicly humiliating him. What a crybaby. (Some Hillary fans are claiming that the RUSSIANS!!!! have something on him and that's the real reason he's quitting. They have some kind of RUSSIAN!!! rabies or something.)

Now if only we could get the Clinton Creature to do the same. Forever.

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Now he says he might go early. What is he running from???

Jason Chaffetz on leaving Congress: 'I may depart early'

"I will continue to weigh the options, but I may depart early," Chaffetz, who chairs the House's powerful oversight committee, reportedly told Utah's KSL Newsradio host Doug Wright. "The state needs to figure out how this works."
After the Utah Republican announced that he would not seek re-election in 2018, he made the second jarring announcement via text message on Wednesday.

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So what's keeping Chaffetz in office? It turns out there are no set procedures in Utah for how to replace a congressman who leaves mid-term. According to UtahPolicy.com, state law only says that in the event that a U.S. representative leaves office, the governor will issue a proclamation calling for a special election.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/20/jason...

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I imagine, poor baby. Always good to see a Bagger go down!

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and they all come tumbling down.

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

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we'll just get some other asshole instead. Maybe greens will run someone though.

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@Daenerys
She's a democrat who was running against him and had raised more money than he did. A lot of it came from DK. Here's the link to the article that covers this.
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=43901881&nid=757
Are you in his district!
I just hope that he doesn't run for governor. I'm still pissed at Obama for appointing Huntsman to ambassador to China. And left us with Herbert.
Heh, maybe Rocky Anderson will run for governor. Smile

Have you made it up to Beus pond yet? I'm hoping to go there possibly next week if it stops raining.

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@snoopydawg Yep, we made it up there Saturday! Nice little park; I was able to get some excellent wood duck photos, which I will post in the next photography OT.

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@Daenerys
I was thinking we should meet up there but I forgot to mention it to you. I was also waiting for the trees to leaf out a little more.
Wood ducks are my favorite ducks.
There is a pair of mallards at the pond at my cemetery and last year they had babies. 11 at first and then I think that some cats got to some of them.
I spoke with the guy there and he tried to close the area where they get in.

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@snoopydawg We saw two goslings, which were so tame they were letting the people with little kids go right up to them. Maybe in a couple more weeks there will be more greenery and more babies to see and we could meet up then?

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@Daenerys
around the people who go there. I don't remember if people are allowed to feed them or not. Maybe it's a different pond I'm thinking of where there is food available to give them.
Sure, let's think of meeting up in a few weeks. I'm going next week if it's not raining.
You can meet the dawgs Abby and Charlie. They love going there, but Abby doesn't understand why I don't let her go swimming.

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@snoopydawg They likely had been around humans since they hatched so it was nbd to them. The mama and papa goose were right there too, completely unfazed.

I'll PM you and we can work something out!

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