“Why is Representative Chaffetz so afraid to investigate? What’s in it for him?”
Constituents of House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) are demanding answers to these questions in a new crowdfunding campaign to buy billboards in the Congressman’s home district. The billboards target Chaffetz specifically over his refusal to investigate President Donald Trump’s connection to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 Presidential Election — and deservedly so.
For the past few years, Chaffetz was the leader of the merciless partisan attacks on former Secretary State Hillary Clinton, carefully couching his actions in the guise of oversight. Now, however, with his own party in control of the White House, Chaffetz has gone from attack dog to the President’s lap dog.
Last month, Chaffetz drew national ire by dismissing the concerns of the community he represents, accusing constituents of being paid protestors and calling them bullies. Residents of Utah’s Third Congressional District, however, are not taking the assaults on their character lying down.
Utahns recently launched a Crowdpac page raising money to put up the below billboard in choice locations around Utah 3. As of this writing, they had already raised more than $7,500 of their $22,900 goal, enough for one billboard near Chaffetz’ office and time on a digital billboard near I-15 in Utah County.
When they reach their goal, a prominent billboard will be placed along I-15 where, according to the page, it will reach 70% of Chaffetz supporters.
So, if you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket, this could be a good place for it. Maybe if Chaffetz is forced to stop ignoring his constituents’ questions, they will finally get the answers they deserve.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com