From BYU football to national newsmaker, 11 major moments from Jason Chaffetz's career

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  • dcoleman57 Poway, CA
    July 11, 2017 5:42 a.m.

    Nice Blog

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 23, 2017 10:17 a.m.

    Oh, c'mon--Field goal kicks in minor bowls are all well and fine, but the Planned Parenthood chart gaffe is what most people will remember about this guy. Let's get real. That look on his face is frozen in time.

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    April 21, 2017 6:36 a.m.

    Grateful I had the opportunity to meet and work with the Congressman on military issues. There was little doubt where he stood personally on most issues ... if one was willing to actually dialogue rather than pontificate.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    April 20, 2017 1:00 p.m.

    Just another example of GOP failures. After 8 years of fighting everything Obama proposed, 8 years of continual filibusters (more than the total number of filibusters in the entire history of the Unites States to that date), after wasting years of investigating Bengazi and other non-issues, Chaffetz failed to investigate Trump's campaign contacts with Russia, Trump's many conflicts of interest, and potential corruption. The GOP has proven to be so fragmented as to render the party incapable of governing, led by a crooked, immoral, misogynist. It is not surprising that the person in charge of investigating Republican shenanigans feels the need to get out, and get out now.

    I would have had more respect for him if he had pursued Trump's follies with the same zeal he pursued Hillary's fictional misdemeanors.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 20, 2017 10:38 a.m.

    the government chews up and spits out another

  • NorthboundZax Carbondale, IL
    April 20, 2017 10:00 a.m.

    It is rather hard to believe that Chaffetz really wants to spend more time with his family when he can no longer look his daughter in the eye.

  • Kent C. DeForrest Provo, UT
    April 20, 2017 8:44 a.m.

    Ironically, the most important thing Chaffetz did was something he didn't do: investigate Donald Trump's myriad ethical breaches and possible collusion with the Russians to steal an election.

  • Utah_Happyman Orem, UT
    April 20, 2017 8:43 a.m.

    Wow, self serving...His list of failures mus be huge. No mention of how he represented his constituents...

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    April 20, 2017 8:01 a.m.

    Don't forget whining about Benghazi, chasing Hillary long after there was any need, lying to town hall attendees, and never returning messages or letters from constituents.

  • MBB Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2017 2:10 p.m.

    So what exactly has Chaffetz accomplished as a representative? It's pretty sad when his "memorable moments" don't include anything that actually benefited his constituents.

  • a bit of reality Shawnee Mission, KS
    April 19, 2017 1:41 p.m.

    Was the crowd at Brighton merely "opposed to Trump's election," or were they upset because even after Trump won, Chaffetz continued to investigate Clinton but refused to investigate Trump? Chairing the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in such a blatantly partisan way needs to be included on a list like this.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 19, 2017 1:31 p.m.

    Really? No mention on his nationally televised Planned Parenthood "investigation" where he embarrassed himself with his non-functional chart and misrepresenting facts? That was a major moment.