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Posted: 4/19/2017 11:03:35 AM EDT
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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election in 2018.

The Utah Republican, who’s been in Congress since 2009, confirmed the decision on Facebook.

“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, while hinting at another run in the future.

“After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time. I may run again for public office, but not in 2018,” he said, adding: “For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.”
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Return to private sector, eh?

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Maybe he's gonna be the head of the Secret Service. Wouldn't that be poetic. Talk about draining the SS swamp.
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Was a fan, but then realized, for all his barking, he never bit or drew blood from anyone.

Bark lil doggie, in your private sector Diggs.

We really would have been better, with heads rolling in F&F, Bengazi, I.R.S. targeting conservatives and so on, and so on, and so on.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:13:14 AM EDT
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Somebody have dirt on him?
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That would be epic.  I think he's just going to shill as a lobbyist to rake in millions and then go after a senate seat when his kids are older.  
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That would be epic.  I think he's just going to shill as a lobbyist to rake in millions and then go after a senate seat when his kids are older.  
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That would be epic.  I think he's just going to shill as a lobbyist to rake in millions and then go after a senate seat when his kids are older.  
WWCD.
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Wow
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Great    Now that turd McMuffin is going to try and get elected.  
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Conservatives are not a welcome bunch in todays American government. I don't blame him.
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Great another Republican seat we have to fill.
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Some of you all will never be happy.  Lambast those who stay in office until Grim Reaper shows or criticize those who impose onto themselves a term limit.   Can't say that I'm a big fan of him, but it's certainly nice to see someone leaving DC at room temperature.
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It's Utah.  I'm sure his seat is safe.
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Great another Republican seat we have to fill.
It's Utah.  I'm sure his seat is safe.
Maybe the dems will run Misty Snow again.
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Misty wants to challenge Chris Stewart. I guess she lives in his district.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:38:25 AM EDT
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Secret Service is hiring. Maybe he'll get hired this time.
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Gotta cash in the lobbyist checks sometime.
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It's Utah.  I'm sure his seat is safe.
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Great another Republican seat we have to fill.
It's Utah.  I'm sure his seat is safe.
I wouldn't be so sure. Each of our congressional districts includes part of Salt Lake County. Salt Lake County is barely red, and some parts are deep blue.
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Was a fan, but then realized, for all his barking, he never bit or drew blood from anyone.

Bark lil doggie, in your private sector Diggs.

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What do you expect him to do, whip out a pistol and start shooting people?  He's handed out subpeonas, he's demanded information and he's brought their crimes to the light of day. That's really all he can do, from that point it's up to others to prosecute them. It's not his fault if others won't, or can't, do their jobs. I expect just about everyone involved is afraid of the entrenched bureaucracy to some degree, they can swing a big club if you piss them off.
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POTUS CHAFFETZ
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What do you expect him to do, whip out a pistol and start shooting people?  He's handed out subpeonas, he's demanded information and he's brought their crimes to the light of day. That's really all he can do, from that point it's up to others to prosecute them. It's not his fault if others won't, or can't, do their jobs. I expect just about everyone involved is afraid of the entrenched bureaucracy to some degree, they can swing a big club if you piss them off.
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This is my take as well, I used to be pissed at him until I realized this.
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I get the vibe that Chaffetz is tired of how the federal government and washington DC as a whole works. His videos lately have shown him to be totally and utterly defeated by a massive grinding cog of intentionally inept federal workers "just passing the buck". All the while billions of our nation's dollars are being lit on fire for no purpose other than to make sure those same dollars are there the next year to burnt again and again. It has to be a massive drain on any man who has a shed of honesty and integrity.
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Exactly.  The corruption stinks from hell to heaven, an honest man (which I think he's one of a few in gov't, and I don't just say that because I'm in his district) can't stand it for long.
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It's Utah.  I'm sure his seat is safe.
I wouldn't be so sure. Each of our congressional districts includes part of Salt Lake County. Salt Lake County is barely red, and some parts are deep blue.
I've heard lots of leftist Trustafarians with ample time on their hands for astroturfing have been moving into Park City as well.
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I get the vibe that Chaffetz is tired of how the federal government and washington DC as a whole works. His videos lately have shown him to be totally and utterly defeated by a massive grinding cog of intentionally inept federal workers "just passing the buck". All the while billions of our nation's dollars are being lit on fire for no purpose other than to make sure those same dollars are there the next year to burnt again and again. It has to be a massive drain on any man who has a shed of honesty and integrity.
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Probably a lot of truth to that.  Chaffetz seems like one of the good guys to me.  He's probably tired.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 12:49:23 PM EDT
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Sleepy watchdog.
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Wasn't Mitt Romney talking about a senate run?

So an R just a pure RINO
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 1:01:29 PM EDT
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The rumor I'm hearing is that he has intentions of running for Governor in Utah.  Current governor is term limited and will not be running.  Romney's kid is also considering a run for the office.  I'll take Chaffetz in flat minute over Mitt light.
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It's Utah.  I'm sure his seat is safe.
Where you been hiding?

@VTHOKIESHOOTER
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 7:02:53 PM EDT
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He's going to run for governor.
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Also my thought  ^^^^ I like the guy, but shit happens!
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Lol.

Inside joke...
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Was a fan, but then realized, for all his barking, he never bit or drew blood from anyone.

Bark lil doggie, in your private sector Diggs.

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Did you think he had some mysterious powers to right the wrongs.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 11:36:06 AM EDT
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Now he's saying he might not finish out his current term.  Something is off about this whole story...

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I really wonder what's about to drop on him. Something is coming down...
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 2:24:28 PM EDT
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Heard someone mention on the news earlier he was interested in a Senate run.
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I bet that he wants his own TV pundit show.
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so why would he quit his term early to "spend time with family"?
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 2:29:43 PM EDT
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Yep, never accomplished anything.
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This is my guess....anytime any politician says they are quitting "to spend more time with my family" somebody has pics of them fucking a goat or something else they are holding over their head....
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Yep, never accomplished anything.
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Was a fan, but then realized, for all his barking, he never bit or drew blood from anyone.

Bark lil doggie, in your private sector Diggs.

We really would have been better, with heads rolling in F&F, Bengazi, I.R.S. targeting conservatives and so on, and so on, and so on.
Yep, never accomplished anything.
I'll give him credit for helping a little with the election with his barking.
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No idea. I wasn't paying attention to the overall discussion, I just happened to hear them mention it.
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He's banging someone on the side and it's about to come out I bet.

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He's banging someone on the side and it's about to come out I bet.

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He's banging someone on the side and it's about to come out I bet.

Edit - Hah!

Mensch is 100 percent certified batshit insane...but I'm still going to rate this as "plausible"
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Mensch is 100 percent certified batshit insane...but I'm still going to rate this as "plausible"
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He's banging someone on the side and it's about to come out I bet.

Edit - Hah!

Mensch is 100 percent certified batshit insane...but I'm still going to rate this as "plausible"
John Schindler is right next to her.

I doubt it has to do with Russia. My guess is an affair.
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John Schindler is right next to her.

I doubt it has to do with Russia. My guess is an affair.
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He's banging someone on the side and it's about to come out I bet.

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Mensch is 100 percent certified batshit insane...but I'm still going to rate this as "plausible"
John Schindler is right next to her.

I doubt it has to do with Russia. My guess is an affair.
Or DC ran out of hair product.  One or the other...
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lol
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