Jason Chaffetz to announce his early retirement from Congress

UPDATE, 4:14 p.m.: Chaffetz has submitted his resignation, effective June 30.

House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz is expected to announce his early departure from Congress Thursday. According to multiple sources for Politico, Chaffetz’ last day in the house is expected to be June 30.

The announcement would come just days after the congressman from Utah issued subpoenas for James Comey’s emails and invited the former FBI director to appear before Congress next week. Since reports surfaced a month ago that he might be departing from office prematurely, the head of the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has made (relatively) stronger statements about potential improprieties on the part of Donald Trump’s cabinet and transition team members, his committee is ostensibly conducting a probe into.

Though, according to his colleagues, Chaffetz may be headed toward an on-air role on Fox News, so don’t expect that unexpected backbone to be sticking around very long.

So long Chaffetz. Hope you don’t fall off your little scooter and break your foot again on your way out. (JK, yes I do.)

[photo: AP]

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