I have to admit upfront, upon meeting Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) at the Obama/Romney debate at Hofstra University in 2012 I became a fan. Actually my admiration started earlier when he was first elected to congress and he spoke about saving money buy sleeping on a cot in his office every night.
On Fox News Sunday, the three time congressman from Utah announced he a long shot bid for the Speaker of the House position against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). His primary reason is that while he believes McCarthy will win the secret ballot vote internally, he does not believe McCarthy can win the open vote when the Speaker gets chosen by the full house.
Chaffetz, who is chairman of theHouse Oversight and Government Reform Committee told host Chris Wallace that Republicans would be getting more of the same with McCarthy, referring to the controversy which pushed present Speaker John Boehner to retire.