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24 Hour Turnaround: Chaffetz Goes To ‘Safe Space’

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24 Hour Turnaround: Chaffetz Goes To ‘Safe Space’

He’s going from representing Utah in Washington D.C to representing Fox News on cable TV news. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has signed on with Fox as a contributor and it will be effective no less than one day after he resigns from Congress this week.
Chaffetz is the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and he oversaw the investigations into the IRS targeting conservative nonprofit groups and the death of a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya. In his new role on the cable news network, he will offer political analysis on both the Fox News Channel and Fox News Business Network’s daytime and primetime programs.
Chaffetz announced in May that he was leaving Congress to spend more time with his wife and family. He officially resigns on Friday and will start his role with Fox on Saturday. The Congressman already makes frequent appearance on the news network.
Chaffetz, who is 50, allowed for speculation about the possibility of a contract with Fox, but did not use it as a reason for his decision not to finish his current term. “For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives,” he said in Facebook post first announcing his decision not to seek re-election. “I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins.”
The Congressman had one of the tougher positions in Washington as chairman of the oversight panel. His role was to find and stop waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government. As intensity increased over Russia and President Trump, he was called on by ranking Democrats like Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) to probe the administration more aggressively.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has been picked to take Chaffetz’ place as oversight chairman.
Are you surprised at Chaffetz’ new role with Fox News?
Credit: CBS News

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