Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who previously announced he would not seek re-election in 2018, has announced he will resign his house seat effective June 30th.
Abrupt resignations like this often mean there is scandal in the immediate future.
However, reports are circulating that Chaffetz is leaving now because he has been offered – and has accepted – an on-air position of some kind with Fox News – which, if true, would pay him multiples of what a house member makes, and remove him from the contentious insanity of contemporary politics.
I’ve always thought of Mr. Chaffetz as good people, and hope that his resignation is as simple as taking advantage of an excellent opportunity.
I suppose we’ll find out soon enough.