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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Gets Personal and Visibly Emotional Just Moments Into House Oversight Hearing on Planned Parenthood


"At the risk of getting a little personal..."

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Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz got personal and became visibly emotional just moments into his introductory remarks at Tuesday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing exploring Planned Parenthood's use of federal dollars.

"This is an important topic. At the risk of getting a little personal, my wife Julie and I have been married some 24 years. We have our 25th wedding anniversary coming up in February," Chaffetz said as Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards silently sat before him. "She got her degree in psychology later in life after helping to raise three kids."

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