Chaffetz hints at heading to major television network


On Wednesday night, Rep. Jason Chaffetz may have subtly hinted that he will be heading to Fox News as pundit following his post-congressional career.

In an interview on CNN’s ‘The Situation Room’ with Wolf Blitzer, the news anchor referenced reports that Chaffetz will leave work as a congressman “to become a TV pundit,” and then inquired, “Is any of that true?”

“I haven’t felt any compulsion to talk about my post-congressional life,” Chaffetz stated with reserve. “But I have a voice, I’d like to express it along the way. But find more balance in my life. So we’ll cross that bridge when we get to July 1.”

Despite the safe answer, Blitzer persisted. “You’ve seen the reports that you’re heading to Fox News,” Blitzer asked. “Any truth to that?”

The Utah Republican repeated his initial answer: “Again, Wolf, I’m not here to talk about that yet. We’re going to do that at proper time.”
Blitzer then also asked, “You think you’d be making the same choice if Hillary Clinton had won the presidency?”

Chaffetz responded: “I think I would make exactly the same choice… I love the work. I really do. But I love my family more.”

The CNN anchor ended the segment with a farewell of sorts: “Wherever you go, we wish you only the best. And if you head to Fox, we’ll miss you here on CNN.”

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