Jason Chaffetz, Who Once Said American’s Should Choose Between iPhones & Health Insurance, Won’t Seek Re-Election
By Teddy Paige
Consider this one a win, not just for the people of Utah, but the people of the United States as a whole.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz, a House Republican Congressman from the state of Utah, has announced he will not seek re-election in the 2018 midterm elections, which are still over five-hundred and sixty days away.
If you were looking for out-of-touch elitist politicians, Chaffetz may have been at the top. There are a number of accusations linking Chaffetz to Russia, though nothing credible at the time. He had also used his position on the Oversight Committee to protect foreign agent and Russian colluder Michael Flynn, despite Flynn resigning in disgrace after lying to the Vice President about his ties to Russia. And of course, who could forget, it was Chaffetz who famously said that American’s should have to choose between getting health insurance or getting a new iPhone. And that was his argument that TrumpCare was a good thing!
Why Chaffetz has decided not to seek re-election is up to speculation. The Left is likely rooting for a scandal to reveal itself in the coming news cycle, while many Republicans (though not the poor ones who want to buy new iPhones) are hoping Chaffetz is positioning himself for a run for Utah Governor. And in reality, with over 563 days till midterm elections as of the announcement, Chaffetz still has some time to pull a Rubio and opt to run anyway.
But if Chaffetz stays true to his word, and doesn’t seek re-election in 2018, consider it a win for all American’s. Another out-of-touch politician is being put out to pasture.