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Jason Chaffetz might leave Congress for a role at Fox News


Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election. And now it seems like we might know why. 

According to Washingtonian Magazine, Chaffetz has been telling GOP lawmakers and aides that he's set to take on a "substantial role" as an on-air talent at Fox News as early as July. 

Chaffetz's announcement about re-election came the same day as Fox News announced it would be severing ties with Bill O'Reilly.

It is unclear the exact nature of Chaffetz's rumored role and it is unconfirmed if a deal has been finalized. 

Chaffetz was a regular face on the channel during the 2016 election, regularly speaking about President Obama and Hillary Clinton. 

“Let’s just say that when Jason told us he was headed to Fox, no one was surprised,” said one senior House Republican aide.

Many on social media aren't surprised by Chaffetz's potential move. 

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