Chaffetz is quitting the end of June. Why? Na na na na, hey, hey, hey....Did he quit because his ego got in the way?
"Did Jason Chaffetz quit Congress because his ego got in the way of his job? While some have speculated that President Donald Trump is the one that ate Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) career, Amber Phillips at the Washington Post reports it might actually be his ego that took the hit.
As the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Chaffetz expected to lead investigation after investigation into presumed 2016 presidential winner Hillary Clinton. Trump dashed Chaffetz’s plans to become a household name.
Republican strategists think Chaffetz is bored investigating his own people. Given the blowback Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) experienced for being too close to the Trump-Russia investigation, he was forced to step down. Chaffetz could have faced the same calls to step aside, effectively neutering his public profile.