June 7, 2017
Jason Chaffetz will be retiring from Congress at the end of June, 2017, what path will his life’s next big adventure take him?
During a news presentation with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, they were originally discussing the Russian probe, towards the end of CNN’s presentation, Chaffetz was asked why he was leaving Congress after another a re-election, spanning only two years in congress.
Chaffetz explained that; “at some point you have to get off this crazy train, there’s always someone doing something stupid, so there’s always plenty of things to investigate, at some point you have to look at yourself in the mirror, hey, I’ve spent more than 1,500 nights away from my family, I happen to love my wife, I adore our kids, we’re about to become empty nesters and, looking at the prospect of spending another 200-300 nights away from my wonderful wife Julie, over the next 18 months, I just don’t want to do it anymore.” “I just want to make the transition, I always promised I would get in and serve, and get out, this is not suppose to be a lifetime appointment.” “I don’t want to get that Potomac fever, just get to caught up in myself or anything else, just get more of a balance back in my life.” “In June we’re going to hang up our cleats and close this chapter of our life.”
Wolf Blitzer asked Chaffetz if he was going to become a TV pundit, according to speculative reports. Chaffetz said he hasn’t been compelled to talk about his post congressional life, he says, “I have a voice I like to express it along the way, but find a balance in my life, we’ll cross that bridge when we get to July 1st.” Chaffetz told Blitzer he would talk about the speculations of joining Fox News at the proper time.
I personally think, that with his background and knowledge of how congress works, he would be a wonderful pundit. He would have that voice he talks about. He would also have many sources he could rely on in an effort to find out exactly what is being investigated, and whom is being investigated, and for what they are being investigated for. Transparency at its finest!