Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will announce Thursday that he is resigning before the end of this congressional term, Politico reports.
The Republican House member did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Multiple sources say he will leave Congress on June 30.
— POLITICO (@politico) May 18, 2017
Chaffetz, 50, is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the top investigative body in the chamber. A fierce Obama critic, he recently subpoenaed James Comey’s memos, and invited the fired FBI director to testify next week before his panel.
Chaffetz said last month he had begun exploring other work. Several sources in the Capitol say Chaffetz has told his colleagues he will appear on Fox News.
He was a top critic of the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton, and one of the leading figures in the probe of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.
Chaffetz has one of the safest Republican seats in the Country. Utah’s 3rd District runs from the Salt Lake City suburbs to the state’s southern and eastern borders. Chaffetz won re-election four times in a row with at least 70 percent of the vote.
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