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Chaffetz on Leaving Congress: 'Got to Get Off This Crazy Train'

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By    |   Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:10 AM

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he is leaving Congress because "at some point you've got to get off this crazy train."

Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is stepping down at the end of June. He made his comments during an interview on CNN.

"There's always somebody doing something stupid somewhere, so there's always plenty of things to investigate and look at," he said. "But at some point, you've got to look yourself in the mirror and say: I've spent more than 1,500 nights away from my family. I happen to love my wife and adore our kids. We're about to become empty nesters. Looking at the prospect of spending another 200-300 nights away from my wonderful wife Julie over the next 18 months, I just didn't want to do it anymore.

"I always promised I would get in, serve and get out. This is not supposed to be a lifetime appointment and I don't want to get that Potomac fever and get too caught up in myself."

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