Update=>Confirmed: Chaffetz Announces Early Resignation From Congress
TGP reported earlier that sources were saying Rep Jason Chaffetz was going to announce his resignation from Congress before his term came to an end.
Jason Chaffetz sent out a tweet with his letter to his constituents attached announcing his resignation effective June 30th, 2017.
Jason Chaffetz said in a letter to his constituents:
Dear 3rd District Constituents:
Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been a rare honor and privilege. When I first ran for Congress in 2008 I promised I would get in, serve, and get out. I told voters I did not believe Congress should be a lifetime career. I knew from day one that my service there would not last forever.
As you know, after careful consideration and long discussion with my wife, Julie, we agree the time has come for us to move on from this part of our life. This week I sent a letter to Governor Herbert indicating my intention to resign from Congress effective June 30, 2017.
My life has undergone some big changes over the last 18 months. Those changes have been good. But as I celebrated my 50th birthday in March, the reality of spending more than 1,500 nights away from my family over eight years hit me harder than it had before.
TGP recently reported that Chaffetz announced he would not be seeking reelection in 2018 and apparently he has plans to have a “substantial role” at Fox News.
Jason Chaffetz currently serves as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee. Yesterday, the committee asked former FBI Director, James Comey to testify next Wednesday at 9:30 AM.
Thank you!! Letter to the constituents of Utah’s Third Congressional District https://t.co/uTUhho9QQv
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) May 18, 2017
Featured photo: Chaffetz twitter avatar