>> We're mystified and confused.>> House Oversight Committee Chairman, Jason Chaffetz, dropping a bombshell on Washington Wednesday, announcing he will not run for re-election in 2018. In a Facebook post, the Utah Republican thinking his constituents, but saying he will not be candidate for any office. I have no ulterior motives, Chaffetz says on Facebook.
I am healthy, I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.>> There is a double standard.>> As Congress's top inquisitor, Cheffetz aggressively investigated 2016 democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as Secretary of State.
And even called for charges against the aide who installed it. And before that, he was a vocal critic of the Obama administration's handling of the 2012 attack on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed four. Chaffetz also rankled many District of Columbia voters when he threatened Mayor Muriel Bowser with jail time if she implemented a referendum decriminalizing marijuana.
Leading to the creation of a DC based Super PAC working to oust him. Chaffetz announcing his retirement only two months after grabbing headlines for a ruckus town hall with constituents. Where he was called out over his perceived light touch in investigating scandals surrounding President Donald Trump.>> Do your job, do your job.