“I really, really like the work in Congress … but I love my family more,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said on MSNBC, following his announcement on Facebook Wednesday that he would not be running for re-election or a Senate seat in 2018.
The representative did state, however, that he is “not closing the door on politics forever.” Chaffetz later told KSL radio that he may leave before his term expires.
On “Pure Opelka” Thursday, Mike Opelka put this announcement together with Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) recent prediction that another Supreme Court seat might be vacated this summer through resignation. He hopes that the much admired Chaffetz, 50, might be a candidate to fill the seat and assure a more conservative court.
Mike said he would also be happy if President Donald Trump put forth GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or Mike Lee (R-Utah), although he also predicted the White House will be pressured to come up with a female candidate if it is Ruth Bader Ginsburg who retires.