Chaffetz on 2020 Democratic presidential field: Beto is exciting, but he hasn’t done anything

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Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz took a swing at Beto O’Rourke, an early favorite for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Tuesday.

Chaffetz, speaking on Fox’s “Outnumbered” said O’Rourke was exciting but hadn’t accomplished anything.

“I don’t know what his message would be. I lost in Texas,” quipped Chaffetz.

Chaffetz said O’Rourke, who lost his U.S. Senate bid to Ted Cruz, doesn’t have a lot of accomplishments to tout if he’s going to run.

“(Democrats) find someone who hasn’t been defined in the full to mold them into the candidate they want them to be,” he said. “Think about it, President Carter, President Clinton, Barack Obama – they hadn’t accomplished a lot, but they had a little bit of credibility.”

Chaffetz, who is rumored as a possible candidate for Utah Governor in 2020, doesn’t have a stellar track record when it comes to presidential candidates. In 2014 he predicted Mitt Romney would run for president again and win. He also endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, then withdrew that endorsement after the infamous Access Hollywood tape surfaced, only to re-endorse Trump shortly before the election.

Chaffetz has also been linked to a possible run for president himself in 2028.