Report: Rep. Chaffetz to announce he will leave position early

Report: Rep. Chaffetz to announce he will leave position early. (File Photo: AP)

(KUTV) Representative Jason Chaffetz of Utah's 3rd congressional district will announce he plans to leave officer early, according to political news organization Politico.

Politico cites "multiple sources" saying he will leave Congress on June 30.

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes told 2News media-sharing partner The Salt Lake Tribune Wednesday that Chaffetz will step down at the end of June.

Chaffetz has not yet responded to requests for comment by 2News.

The 50-year-old congressman and chairman of the House Oversight Committee announced April 19 he would not seek reelection for 2018.

"After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time," Chaffetz wrote in a Facebook post announcing the decision. "I may run again for public office, but not in 2018."

Utah's next gubernatorial race will be held in 2020.

On April 20, Chaffetz told 2News he hadn't "ruled out the possibility of leaving early."

His statement, in full, read as follows:

My future plans are not yet finalized, but I haven’t ruled out the possibility of leaving early. In the meantime, I still have a job to do, and I have no plans to take my foot off the gas.

As chairman for the Oversight Committee, Chaffetz recently subpoenaed all memos from former FBI Director James Comey that detail meetings with President Donald Trump.

Chaffetz told The Associated Press he subpoenaed the memos because there may be one proving Trump asked him to shut down a federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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