Jason Chaffetz returns from foot surgery to go after Obama’s pension — instead of Trump’s Russia connection.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, recently signaled his intention to leave office early.
The decision means that despite years of grilling former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over her role in the Benghazi terror attack and use of an unsecured email server as Secretary of State, the Utah Republican is keen on shying away from what is potentially the biggest political scandal in decades—namely, that associates of Donald Trump may have colluded with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election.
On Wednesday, Chaffetz responded to reports that Barack Obama was offered $400,000 for a Wall Street speech, prompting suggestions the House Oversight Committee chairman may look into the former president’s pension. Chaffetz—who indicated he doesn’t want to be in government so he can focus on the private sector—appears to once again be interested in what’s going on in the government.
Naturally, the internet had words for Chaffetz’s blatant hypocrisy:
I’ll answer that for him; Chaffetz’s problem is he’s engaged in petty, partisan hate-mongering.
— Patch Zircher (@PatrickZircher) May 4, 2017
— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 4, 2017
don’t you have a foot to get surgery on before you take away everyone else’s health care?
— Kevin Allred (@KevinAllred) May 4, 2017
And here is Jason Chaffetz chiming in as GOP destroys healthcare and Trumps ties to Russia remain unknown. https://t.co/vZrwWhT3NI
— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) May 4, 2017
This is beyond stupid. It’s petty and shameful, Jason Chaffetz. White presidents give speeches, all good. Black man? Take his pension. https://t.co/VEaxQIQiAM
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) May 4, 2017