Chaffetz Burnishes Bipartisan Credentials in Bid to Replace Issa

Jason Chaffetz wants to replace Darrell Issa as House Oversight Chairman but not emulate the latter’s take-no-prisoners, hyper-partisan style, reports The Hill.

Writes Scott Wong:

Behind the scenes, Chaffetz has been meeting one-on-one with members of the House GOP’s Steering Committee, which will pick the next chairman and is comprised of Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), his top lieutenants, committee chairmen and other senior lawmakers. The Utah Republican’s pitch: He’s worked hard, produced results, stayed on message, and never made a major gaffe that’s made him the center of the story, aides said.

“I have the greatest respect and admiration for Congressman Issa, but I don’t intend to be Darrell Issa-like,” Chaffetz told The Hill in an interview. “I want to build upon the strengths that he had and add my own direction and management to that. …

“How you do things matters in this body, and how we do things would be a bit different.”