Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces he’ll resign from Congress at end of June

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Uah) formally announced on Thursday that he is resigning from Congress at the end of June.

“This week I sent a letter to Governor Herbert indicating my intention to resign from Congress effective June 30, 2017,” the House oversight chair wrote in a letter to his 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,” he wrote.

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.

A recent report said he’s told Capitol Hill staffers he’ll be taking on a role at Fox News as soon as this summer.

“I know he was gunning for it…Fox was his first choice once he announced his plans [not to seek re-election],” said a GOP lawmaker who’s close to Chaffetz.

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