Media darling Jason Chaffetz is 'having the time of my life' as member of Congress

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  • TylerM
    Feb. 20, 2010 3:32 p.m.

    Not doing anything (i.e. not wasting money on special interests) is exactly what we need right now. Jason, keep saying No!!! Money does not grow on trees. No No No No! No for a long time until the economy recovers.

  • Mom of Soldier Killed in Afghan.
    Jan. 5, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    I know first hand that Jason is a very caring man. And not just because he has to be. My son a U.S. Soldier was killed in Afghanistan the end of Oct. 2009, Jason called me, came to the funeral, he also took time on the Congressional floor to recognize my son's sacrifice for our country. I sent him an email one day and had one back from him within a few minutes. He really does care about the people of Utah that he represents. Of course we are not all going to agree with every public offical but from what I have seen Jason Chaffetz is A-Okay in my book. Thanks for your service Jason!

  • Jennie Richards
    Jan. 5, 2010 1:20 p.m.

    Tying one's wagon train to Glenn Beck's wagon train only proves this guy is a serious narcissist who spends much of his time running toward the cameras and microphones. He's kind of the House equivalent of Roland Burris. Throwing down a hissy fit at an airport, I think the guy was afraid his ego wouldn't fit inside the x-ray machine.

  • Dave
    Jan. 5, 2010 8:27 a.m.

    I find Mr. Chaffetz quite refeshing! He's done a whole lot more to get his messages across and more influence than I expected for a Freshman. The longer we leave in in the the better for Utah and our nation. As far as the TSA is concerned, I wouldn't give the liberal press to much credit for sharing the truth on that. I'd take it all with a grain of salt. If you really want to know Jason's true feelings on something you don't have to read the news, ask Jason directly on Facebook, or call him!

    If Cahffetz is smart he will leave the Senate alone. Theres more power and influence in the House. I don't see Nancy Pelosi running for the Senate and there is a reason. Plus the House holds the pursestrings of Congress and the Feds. If Chaffetz is truely a fiscal conservative, then the Hoause is where his message is needed most.

    I could care less if people in the midwest know about Chaffetz. He represents Utah to Congress, not Nebraska or Iowa.

  • embarassed_republican
    Jan. 5, 2010 12:49 a.m.

    To Anonymous: Thank you--

    My sentiments exactly--keep chasing away moderate Republicans. But sadly 'moderate' means what? It means anti-intellectual, extremist and a celebration of 'dumb' which I find very sad. What is 'Moderate?' Think about it and act--perhaps consider growing up!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 5, 2010 12:11 a.m.

    Keep chasing away your moderates Republicans, it keeps Democrats in power.

  • embarassed_republican
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:33 p.m.

    I am embarassed by my this congressman. But even more troubled by his election and seeming popularity in this district. I can't vote Democrat, so what do I do? Stay home? Try and campaign on behalf of someone who is smart and substantive? Sad state of affairs in Utah (and I guess in Mississippi and Alabama too I suppose).

  • asedf
    Jan. 4, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    Jason is a media darling because of his extremists positions. He is an embarrassment to Utah. Coulter is frequently in the national media, and I don't think she necessarily brings positive views to conservatives.

  • Conservative
    Jan. 4, 2010 6:10 p.m.

    Jason is a talk a lot, do nothing media hound.

  • RE: Pagan
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    THAT terrorist got on the plane in EUROPE not the USA,

    NOTHING we would have done would have stopped him,

    just incovenience us if not trample on OUR rights against unreasonable searches and seizures,

    Chaffetz is RIGHT.

    Pagan is WRONG.

  • To Huh,
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:42 p.m.

    you must not check CNN online out very much. They have highlighted him and Jared Polis as part of their Freshman Year series.

    It does not matter that you do not know him, because he is not working for you!

  • Won't Fly Naked
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:03 p.m.

    So, transportation is not a right. I think you flunked history class. Read up on how the British "impressed" sailors on the open seas when transportation was not a right, but an invitation to be kidnapped. Then try to figure out how that affected our Constitution.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:00 p.m.

    I love all the "he's done nothing" folks on this forum....

    The facts speak otherwise...and you all just sound foolish.

  • DR Don
    Jan. 4, 2010 4:36 p.m.

    At the very least, Chaffetz isn't a radical left-wing syncophant currying Pelosi's favor, willing to sell out his country in exchange for a bribe from the party leadership.

  • Gary
    Jan. 4, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    He is a media darling just like Brian David Mitchell. One of those two is always in the media saying or doing something weird.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 4:28 p.m.

    You haters are ALL WRONG.

    Chaffetz has done a great job, a GREAT JOB promoting himself and accomplishing as much as a kid paying video games.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 2:04 p.m.

    This is what you get with a candidate that ran on 1 issue. What has he done about it? Nadda

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    Ooooooooooh, all that cred! He has done nothing for Utah.

  • Re Lebowski
    Jan. 4, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    Please tell us exactly where transportation is a right under the US Constitution.I cant seem to find that maybe because its not there.Chaffetz has a PERSONAL grudge agaisnt TSA "Do you know who I am !!!" Do you expect to get on a plane with absolutly ZERO security or scanners under some "right" that does not exist? Have fun getting blwon to little tini tiny bit and we will talk about the Cosntitution and all these rights you say are there but in reality are not . The Constitution does not give us the right to do whatever whenever . Never has. Never will.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    he's the ultimate posterchild of partisan politics. He claims it's easy to do his job - he simply has to vote 'no.' I certainly hope he is doing more than saying 'no' in his committee meetings and amongst his peers. It's easy to play the buffoon when you are in the minority and to be contrary to any effort at real problem solving.

    I'd hate to see what happens if he actually had to chair some committee or rise to any sort of position which requires more than mere button pushing that any trained monkey could accomplish.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 12:44 p.m.

    Blah, blah, blah...a guy w/ ALL this purported cred is SURE to fall & probably fall hard!

  • C4mackk
    Jan. 4, 2010 12:39 p.m.

    Let get rid of Bob Bennett and Orin Hatch this year and replace them with some young guns likes Chafettz.

  • jefejivaro
    Jan. 4, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    I have a very strong suspicion that many of these negative comments were posted by the same individual under different names. If you look at their tone, sentence construction and style, as well as the rapid succession in which they were posted, you'll see what I mean.

    Representative Chaffetz is not my congressman, but based on his media activity AND his accomplishments (don't believe the hype, he has in fact accomplished quite a bit legislatively for a freshman...if you want to see someone who accomplished next to nothing legislatively, take a long, hard look at Senator Obama's record!) I would definitely vote for the man.

    Lee Davidson, however, didn't really do his homework. Newt Gingrich was clearly the most remarkable freshman congressman in recent history. Upon election in 1978, he began crafting the coalition of House newcomers that eventually spawned the Contract with America, which, turn resulted in Republicans taking control of Congress for the first time in 40 years. Not to take anything away from Jason, but as yet his efforts are on a completely different scale. One hopes he will eventually accomplish as much...heaven knows it's sorely needed.

  • Don
    Jan. 4, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    Not being in Utah gives me a good perspective on your instate attacks of Congressman Chafftez. Lets clear up a few points:
    1. Pablo: Walter Payton, Johnny Unitas, Bart Starr and even Mike Dicka took off their helmets too! Are they not "REAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS"? Oh, just being a bit to picky or jealous?
    2. JMT: Who has been in the media or called for more news conferences in the history of politics? How about President Obama! Jason was elected in Utah and represents Utah! He is your voice especially when you consider the lack of voice from the others who represent Utah in Washington D.C.
    3. Have all of you who complain about this Congressman seen how busy and productive he has been? Or is your voice only to speak to critize without knowing the facts! I thought so!
    4: To Pagan, If Jason is failing to protect us then what can you say about our Homeland Security Secretary who failed to put proven scanning technics into use, has failed to protect the borders, failed to recognize the impact of this attack on National News Shows and tried to push the Obama line! there are no terrorists!

  • Lebowski
    Jan. 4, 2010 12:15 p.m.

    TSA trolls please go away now! I love the "flying is not a Constitution right" bit. Are you serious?! Please point to your favorite current legislator and show me in what regard they respect the Constitution. Transportation is actually protected under the Constitution, it is a right, not to mention that the Constitution is intentionally biased against INFRINGMENT-- ie focused on what the federal government limitations are, not what those limitations "are not".

    Please don't toss around "the Constitution" or "rights" when you understand neither and you vote for politicians who consider it be insignificant at best.

    Speaking of rights, let's start by taking "equal protection under the law" seriously. This doesn't mean more invasive laws, this means access to representation. If you want to create universal services that really matter, give us all equal access to legal representation. How can we ever have "equal protection of the laws" without that? (Or tell me why the writers of the Constitution used "under" and "of" but not "in" when describing protections.) You'd be surprised how fair big corporations, including insurance companies, would start acting when their armies of lawyers were not an advantage.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    Chaffetz interviews: 12,000
    Work done for Utah: 0

    He is a collection of worthless opinions and do nothing.

  • KR
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:56 a.m.

    Wish he represented us up here in Logan. I like Jasons attitude. Washington needs a Shake up. He is not afraid to ask questions and question the status quo.

  • Won't Fly Naked
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:55 a.m.

    You guys that believe showing off your naked selves at the airport makes you safer, go for it - but leave me out of it. I appreciate Chaffetz working to protect my 4th amendment rights. The whole point of the 4th amendment is to prevent blanket searches of innocent people!

    First it's the airports, then it will be train stations, bus stations, highway checkpoints, entrances to shopping malls, and anywhere else they can claim is a terrorist target. They will just state that we have given implied consent to enter or use those places too.

    Until they start checking behaviors, not bodies, I will continue to oppose TSA theatrics which remove freedoms while doing little to make us safer.

  • Yada Yada Yada
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    Wake me up when he does something a little more valuable than complaining about full-body scanners at airports.

  • Pagan
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:18 a.m.

    'Pagan maybe he is not looking out for you, but your opinions represent a very small % of Utah.'

    Granted, my opinions are only my own.

    However that fact is changing, as SLC's own anti-bias laws can attest too.

    As those laws did not exist last year.

  • Emjay
    Jan. 4, 2010 11:13 a.m.

    As someone who has spent a lot of years in Washington and on Capitol Hill, Jason is doing a great job. Those bloggers who say he's doing nothing have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

    As a Republican, he can't get bills through with the Democrat majority, but he is doing a great job as a conservative spokesman. That's what he can do and that's what will do the most good.

    Go Jason! We need to get rid of Pelosi.

    P.S. Jim Matheson helps keep Pelosi in power. Please, Utah, let's work towards getting rid of Pelosi by getting rid of Matheson. That's the best thing we could do this year.

  • D
    Jan. 4, 2010 10:33 a.m.

    I find it interesting that in a story about how much the media is fascinated by Rep. Chaffetz that the only person interviewed was Chaffetz himself. If Rep. Chaffetz is as much of a media favorite as the articles title states, then why not interview some of these media outlets? It seems that this whole story is really about how much Rep. Chaffetz likes to be in the limelight.

    I find myself wondering in this election year, what has my representative actually accomplished? Besides the body scanner bill the only thing my Rep. seems to have accomplished is being on tv a lot.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 10:31 a.m.

    He wastes time talking to TMZ, a tabloid web site because he loves wasting his and taxpayer time. Why are you talking to a tabloid about Miss California Jason? It has nothing to do with Utah. You just love to hear your gums flap.

  • Joel
    Jan. 4, 2010 10:24 a.m.

    These comments are a joke. "Jason does nothing." "He does no work, just talks to the media." What else are our representatives supposed to "do?" The use of their bully pulpit is their most important role. Representatives are supposed to pass laws that protect freedom - but in our current partisan climate, that is impossible for a Republican. Jason protects freedom by using his bully pulpit to help tyrants understand the proper role of government. Tyrants are the only ones who are afraid of, or hold contempt for, the words of freedom.

    Thank you Jason.

  • You go, Jason
    Jan. 4, 2010 10:18 a.m.

    You've done more for your state (and the nation) in just your first year than nearly any other Utah congressman--and more than congressmen from elsewhere. Keep going!

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 10:17 a.m.

    Pagan maybe he is not looking out for you, but your opinions represent a very small % of Utah.

    Jason for the most part is doing exactly what the majority of Voters wanted.

    Obama wont be relected, due impart to losing the independants.

  • Pagan
    Jan. 4, 2010 9:47 a.m.

    I agree, chaffetz is a joke.

    He is against Hate Crime protections, even though it recently covered orietnation and in July '08 a couple was attacked in they're own home.

    No charges to date.

    He is against body scanners, when just last month we had a (thankfully) failed terrorist attack.

    This man is not looking out for you.

  • JOKE!
    Jan. 4, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    This guy is a serious joke. He's back there doing NOTHING! I was at a meeting when someone asked him about what he's accomplished and he wasn't able to articulate anything. He's co-sponsored some bills but not done anything himself.

    When the Republicans get back in the majority and set the priorities THEN we'll see what sort of clout this guy has. Right now he's the punchline.

  • Cats
    Jan. 4, 2010 9:27 a.m.

    Those who are claiming that Jason isn't doing anything CLEARLY don't understand the way things work in the House.

    When you are in the minority, NONE of your bills will even be given consideration by the majority. It's just the way it works.

    Jason is doing a great job by being a spokesman and trying to get attention for Utah and the conservative cause. If Jason's efforts work toward getting a conservative majority in this year's congressional elections, HE WILL HAVE MORE THAN DONE HIS JOB.

    Since I believe you are reading these blogs...You're doing a great job, Jason. Keep it up. We need to get rid of Pelosi, all the other far-left committee chairmen and take back our country.


  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 9:23 a.m.

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz is getting alot of attention.

    So do train accidents.

  • Brad Reneer
    Jan. 4, 2010 9:19 a.m.

    He's done a great job. He has done exactly what he said he'd do. How many politicians keep their word? How often does the rhetoric match the action? Chaffetz's actions show that he really is concerned about the National Debt and all the other things he campaigned about. Keep up the good work, Representative Chaffetz!

  • Madden
    Jan. 4, 2010 9:04 a.m.

    Sounds like a pretty good first year, these are the conservatives we've been trying to get in office.

  • Remember
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:46 a.m.

    One thing we can never forget about congress-getting re-elected is your number one priority (the perpetual campaign of the house with a two year term and on average you will need about $800,000 for the campaign- do the math on how much you must raise each day in a two year cycle- Utah is a cheaper seat but still near the average)- the only people you have to care about are those in your district- thus far I have not seen Chaffetz stand for anything that would not be perfectly predicatable for the 3rd dist. of Utah- so on that account he is either a perfect fit for the dist. or he knows exactly what will keep his dist. happy and votes that way- if I ever see him vote in some way that was not predicatable for his dist. then I will get interested in him and see what he really stands for- as of now he is a good politician just like most

  • Great Article
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:35 a.m.

    Lee Davidson did a great job on this article, with the exception of covering the things Chaffetz has been able to get done.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:29 a.m.

    If Chaffetz is "popular" with the media it is because he is a train wreck. He is a clown and thus entertaining. He has no shame. But on any matter of any significance, he is powerless. He is sent to be a legislator, so when will he participate in any meaningful way? And to Lee Davidson, whom I've known since the 80's, this article, reported from SLC, should make you embarrassed. I expected journalism, not public relations on behalf of the class clown.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:26 a.m.

    It baffles me that so many are willing to giveup personal freedoms to have the illusion of security?

    Terrorists will figure out a way around any security Pre 9/11 security was as far as we needed to go (on that specific Front).

    If all law abidding citizens were allowed to carry crimanals would think twice. Crimanals are cowards and want a sure thing.

  • jim
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:17 a.m.

    Keep working hard, dont let us down. We need you. thanks

  • killing big money..
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:09 a.m.

    Congress spends our money. Do they do it by voting on a specific issue and deciding if it needs federal dollars, or to the take money that has been budgeted to a department away from that department and give it to their friends.

    It is time earmarks were no longer the return on investment for big money, incumbents re-election campaigns, or lobbyists.

    A city shouldn't have to pay some lobbyist to donate to a campaign fund of someone back in DC to get the help they need from the federal government.

    I like the way Chaffetz is doing things. Keep it up.
    I wish we had more doing that in the Senate. This last month, we have seen the bribes for votes taken by others. Chaffetz is clean in this area.

  • earmarks
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:08 a.m.

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz has and is doing exactly what he said:

    “Therefore, I, Jason Chaffetz, in my capacity as Congressman, do hereby pledge that I will personally support spending reform in Congress by refusing to seek, support, or enact earmarks during the appropriations process for fiscal year 2009.”

    “Earmark reform is a critical component to reforming Washington and fixing the mismanaged appropriations process. If I am fortunate enough to win, I will join other fiscal conservatives in the fight to fix this broken system,” said Jason Chaffetz.

    from his 2008 campaign website.

    He did the 2009 and he is trying to fix the current system.

  • Re Housescanner
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:05 a.m.

    So any criticism of Chaffetz comes down to him being LDS? My being critical of Him has nothing to do with his religion( I have voted for numerous people who are LDS) and everything to do with him being a grandstanding media hog who for some reason thinks modern technology that could prevent a tragic terrorist attack is somehow a huge invasion of privacy .We all have to give up some personal freedom in order to fly on a plane . If you dont like it, take the bus. There is no constitutional right to fly on a plane . Sorry .

  • Great job...Chaffetz
    Jan. 4, 2010 8:02 a.m.

    The last I checked, Chaffetz has 10 bills he sponsored, plus one amendment that got 310 votes in favor. I know one of the bills was signed by Obama, and some of them made it to the senate.

    That doesn't take into account the over 60 bills he was original co-sponsor for or the hundreds he was co-sponsor for.

    Chaffetz co-sponsored the bill with Matheson to block Italy sending their hazardous waste to Utah, it passed the House and gets blocked by Bob Bennett in the Senate.

    Chaffetz has been busy, not just getting press.

    We could use 500 more in US House and Senate just like him.

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 7:56 a.m.

    Experts told you to Invest and diversify and eveyone I know who did that lost an average of 60% of there retirement. Including my parents my wifes parents.

    Experts say allot of things that are biased towards there end goals. Chertoff profits from the sales of invaision of privacy body porn scanners.

    Somtimes the very things with the intent to keep us free are the very things destroying freedom.

    Jason is one of the only ones out there that is leading.

    Wake UP Sheeple.
    (and Im not a republican, and I voiced my anger towards the passing of the antipatriot act.)

  • Pagan
    Jan. 4, 2010 7:55 a.m.

    I'm glad others find this man is helpful.

    I do not.

    I will never vote for this man.

  • Funny haha
    Jan. 4, 2010 7:45 a.m.

    "Of course asking him to do some actual work is out of the question, unless the media will cover it. Fact is, he does little. He talks and talks, yada, yada, yada and at the end of the day far more is said then done.

    He was a con job from moment one. And nothing has changed."

    We are talking about Jason, not Obama.

  • I Wonder
    Jan. 4, 2010 7:40 a.m.

    If when (Hope not) a plane with 200 passengers gets blown to bits because full body scanners were not used if little jason will be the "media darling" he is now. Doubt it .

  • Pablo
    Jan. 4, 2010 6:40 a.m.

    Chaffetz has always been a "media darling" - his ego demands nothing less. When he was a kicker for the BYU football team, the instant he had kicked the football, off came the helmet so he could quickly fluff up his hair and smile for the cameras - which he knew would be on him. Real football players wear their helmets all the time, "media darlings" yank them off to preen for the fans. I suppose we should celebrate having a media darling in congress than an unselfish gridder who toils quietly in the trenches.

  • UtahGuy
    Jan. 4, 2010 6:39 a.m.

    Jason seems like a personable and nice enough guy BUT his voting record (which in the end is all that really matters) is the sam old knee-jerk, right wing, unwilling to see any other point of view, that is no different from any of the other John Birch type Republicans Utah sends to Washington. In the end it's nothing new except a fresh face.

  • He'll go far IF...
    Jan. 4, 2010 6:39 a.m.

    Only if he leaves TSA alone. I understand his concern in the matter but I'd vote for him IF I felt that he was supportive on the war on terrorists. To me, he is going against this and that concerns me. Jason, you are not becoming popular the best way. In fact, if you keep this up I will NEVER vote for you. You act like you've never served you country in the military where real men fight for freedom at ALL costs and that includes a simple body scan.

  • .
    Jan. 4, 2010 6:23 a.m.

    I just wish he had more common sense. Experts tell us we need these new scanners, but he is too bull headed to acknowledge this. He is too proud perhaps to back off.

  • huh?
    Jan. 4, 2010 6:09 a.m.

    Outside of Utah, clear of the Zion press, we in the midwest do not even know who this guy Chaffetz is. I read, I listen, I am aware of my surroundings... and I honestly had never heard of this guy... at all.

    The DN needs to check its ego and its spinning of the news.

    If Chaffetz is a darling of the media then how come he does not appear on my tv, etc. ? Huh?????

    What a bunch of hooey.

  • Clint
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    I recently talked with a close associate who works in government on capitol hill. It was amazing that he described Congressman Chaffetz exactly as your article, a "media darling". Unfotunatley he also stated that few in congress take him serious! "He is a master of dodging any question about what he has accomplished. As a Republican, I am ashamed that in a time when we desparately need leadership, we send a dog and pony show to represent us. Your article says it all!

  • Good job
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:44 a.m.

    At least we know he is not in back rooms making secret deals with the criminal element of Washington, the lobbyists.

    From what seems to be a change in Washington, there is more debate going on in many crucial bills and less rubber stamping going on. Makes me wonder with all his publicity if it is putting more attention on all of our congressmen to act more like congressmen.

    His influence seems to be doing something positive for this nation, something Obama can't say. All I can say is we need him there for a while to demonstrate what a government is supposed to be, open, honest, and mix with the people, not lobbyists.

  • Perfect Place
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:38 a.m.

    Congress is a perfect place for a Narcissist. Have no doubt he's having the time of his life. That's like an alcoholic saying they are having the time of their life at the liquor store.

  • Bob in line
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:24 a.m.

    He does no work, just talks to the media. He is a world class primadona. The story is so ironic.

  • JMT
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:21 a.m.

    Of course asking him to do some actual work is out of the question, unless the media will cover it. Fact is, he does little. He talks and talks, yada, yada, yada and at the end of the day far more is said then done.

    He was a con job from moment one. And nothing has changed.

  • Wolf55
    Jan. 4, 2010 5:15 a.m.

    Before the liberals start the bashing, I'd like to congratulate Jason on his first year and say thanks for his constitutional conservative stance that he has wisely chosen to maintain in his freshman year, hard to do in such a cesspool of corruption as the beltway is.

  • Bot
    Jan. 4, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    If Jasson is against whole-body imaging, would he be in favor of limited profiling? By that, I mean, check passports for prior trips to Yemin, Pakistan or Afganistan, behavioral profiling, checking for cash one-way ticket purchases, and for heavens sake use the 'no fly' list, and keep it current.

  • Housefinisher
    Jan. 4, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    Way to go Jason!!! (just thought I'd get this one in before the anti-LDS diatribe starts)

  • Anonymous
    Jan. 4, 2010 1:22 a.m.

    Glad he is having a great vacation at the expense of Utah, what has he done? NOTHING, Except obstruction!