It’s not confirmed yet, but several sources (including at least one radio station in Utah) are reporting that not only will Jason Chaffetz not run for re-election, but he also may leave office prior to the end of his term. (3:00 p.m. update: now the rumors seems to indicate that Chaffetz will resign by tomorrow; reasons range from a lucrative job offer to him running for governor of Utah to him having an affair to him accepting “dark money” for his campaign…and of course there’s the Russia thing.) So I guess at this point we can rule out mere homesickness.
Just a few months ago this same guy was totally arrogant and self-assured, completely determined to ignore the Trump-Russia scandal (“I don’t see anything to investigate,” he shrugged) and instead re-investigate Hillary Clinton over and over and over again until he found something she did wrong regarding Benghazi. He promised years of investigations, and as the link shows, he said so out loud and in public. And now he’s turning tail and running. Interesting.
While I’m delighted at this turn of events, I’d almost rather see shoes drop on Mr. Logan Act (Tom Cotton), or Trey Gowdy, Devin Nunes, or any of a half dozen or more in Congress just like Gowdy, Cotton and Nunes. Even better than any of them would be the tag team of Ryan and McConnell. There have been serious mutterings about those two, but I’ll be honest: I want more than that. Handcuffs on both of them would be nice. And soon.
One can dream, and so far it all seems to be just a faraway dream. After all, it’s now Thursday and no one in Washington D.C. has been arrested.
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