POLITICS 10/18/2018 04:23 pm ET One Twitter user wrote, "One of the people in this photo is a dinosauric relic of American racism, best forgotten. The other is a cigar store statue." By David Moye Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) might have set himself up for selfie-inflicted damage Thursday. Now a Fox News contributor, he posted a photo on Twitter that mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren pic.twitter.com/37rvaSOVGl— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) October 18, 2018 His post was in reference to her recent release of DNA test results that showed, as she has long claimed, evidence of a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations ago. Many Twitter users found the photo evidence that Chaffetz has a serious personality defect: casual racism. This is what open racism looks like in Trump’s America. #Disgraceful https://t.co/UauSBya0A1— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) October 18, 2018 … [Read more...] about Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter Flips
U.S. Fox News contributor and author of The Deep State Jason Chaffetz posted a picture to Twitter of himself and a wooden statue of an Indian with the caption: “At Disneyland today with Senator Elizabeth Warren.”Chaffetz is a former Republican Congressman from Utah who sat in the House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017, before working for Fox.Warren, the Democratic senator for Massachusetts, has been widely mocked in conservative circles after releasing the results of a DNA test to prove a long-running and often derided claim that she has Native American heritage.The results showed “strong evidence” that Warren is somewhere between 1/64 and 1/1,024 Native American. Warren has long said she believes she has an ancestor who was Cherokee based on a family story she was told while growing up.Her critics accuse her of using the claim to Indian ancestry to advance her career, an allegation she strongly denies. While Warren was a professor at Harvard Law School, the … [Read more...] about Fox News Contributor Jason Chaffetz Poses With Wooden Indian Statue, Says He’s With Elizabeth Warren
MEDIA 12/12/2018 09:55 am ET “That's not true, neither of those things are true," Marie Harf told Jason Chaffetz. By Lee Moran Fox News host Marie Harf had no time for former Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s (R-Utah) unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about the migrant caravan. So, she fact-checked Chaffetz’s baseless claims ― live on air. Chaffetz claimed on Tuesday’s broadcast of “Outnumbered” that Democrats were “encouraging” the caravan, did not want to secure the southern U.S.-Mexico border, and wanted to shut down the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Political commentator Harf, who also hosts a show on Fox News Radio, gave the allegations short shrift. “That’s not true, neither of those things are true,” she said. Chaffetz argued his comments were “absolutely, 100-percent true.” Harf fired back: “When he says things that aren’t accurate on TV, I’m … [Read more...] about Fox News Host Fact-Checks Former GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Live On Air
WASHINGTON — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, chairman of one of the key congressional committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, said Thursday he will resign from Congress effective June 30.Chaffetz’s early departure opens up one of the most powerful posts in Congress. The Utah Republican heads up the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is the chamber’s lead investigative panel.On Wednesday, Chaffetz announced that he planned to invite former FBI director James Comey to testify next week — just as a soon as he could get in touch with him. Comey had reportedly indicated in a series of memos that Trump asked him to scale back his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In response to The New York Times report on those memos, Chaffetz demanded copies from the FBI of all of Comey’s records related to conversations with Trump by next week and … [Read more...] about Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz to leave Congress in June, opening top investigative spot
The private sector may be calling to Jason Chaffetz right now, but that doesn't mean that he'll never again hold office.The Utah Republican announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election in 2018, but he left open the possibility that he could run for public office again in the future.2028 could be in play, Kurt Bardella of Endeavor Strategies said. The domains Jason2028.com and JasonChaffetz2028.com were registered on April 6 by Friends of Jason Chaffetz, Chaffetz's campaign committee.What office would Chaffetz run for? He emphatically said Wednesday that he would be fine if he was never a U.S. senator, likely trying to quell rumors that he'd like to replace fellow Republican Orrin Hatch in the Senate. Chaffetz has previously said that he would take a "serious look" at a gubernatorial run in Utah. And the domain jasonforgovenor.com currently redirects to his campaign page jasonforcongress.com. … [Read more...] about Is Jason Chaffetz running for office in 2028?