Not only will he Not run in 2018, looks like he may be stepping down.
He's apparently seen and heard enough.. or the handwriting on the wall.
It's ugly out there/here.
Utah Prepares Special Election as Rep. Chaffetz Says He May Step Down Early
Congressman is top Republican on House Oversight committee
By Natalie Andrews
Updated April 20, 2017 1:54 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON—Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Republican who leads the House committee primarily responsible for conducting oversight and investigations of the federal government, said Thursday he may leave Congress before his term ends, a day after announcing he would not run for re-election in 2018.
“My future plans are not yet finalized but I haven’t ruled out the possibility of leaving early,” he said. “In the meantime, I still have a job to do and I have no plans to take my foot off the gas.“
Meanwhile, Utah officials have begun preparing for a special election to replace him, said Lieutenant Gov. Spencer Cox.
Should Mr. Chaffetz leave the job early, he would be the Second Republican to step aside from a role Monitoring the Trump administration.".."