Chaffetz is going into the private sector to earn some big bucks.
Or he is taking two years off to campaign for Utah’s governorship in 2020.
In his Facebook posting, Chaffetz says he is not running for any office in 2018.
But would he really pass up a chance at the U.S. Senate if Sen. Orrin Hatch decides to retire? We’ll see.
Chaffetz seriously thought about running against Hatch five years ago, only to step out of the race after the Salt Lake Tribune and other media outlets reported he was likely in the Hatch contest.
One thing is clear from Chaffetz’ decision Wednesday – he doesn’t believe he can actively be President Donald Trump’s boy in the U.S. House – as chairman of the House Oversight Committee which is supposed to be a check on the president and executive branch – and still be a viable statewide candidate in Utah.