Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) reportedly faced a rambunctious crowd in his hometown on Thursday night at a town hall meeting. The Utah congressman holds rigid anti-government views for someone employed in the government — and the crowd demanded to know how he squares his job responsibilities with his laissez-faire outlook. Chaffetz is head of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a body that should be kept busy during a Trump administration that has vowed to ignore precedent and protocol to push through its agenda. The problem some vocal citizens have with Chaffetz is that he has said going after Trump would be a “fishing expedition” he’s not interested in. So the question is: why leave Chaffetz in charge of oversight?
The raucous Utah crowd reportedly shouted “do your job” to Chaffetz, especially in investigating perceived conflicts of interests between the president’s public office and his business interests. Chaffetz is currently busy trying to defund the Department of Education, repeating the claim that 4500 Washington bureaucrats are a detriment to Utah school children. One Facebook user on Chaffetz’s page points out that “Utah ranks dead last funding education” saying the “Department of Education was created to protect our most vulnerable children (and) the states were not doing that.” But now that Betsy DeVos will run the department, some liberals may actually want to abolish it.
— Julia Ritchey (@juliaritchey) February 10, 2017