Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz exposed the sad reason he is leaving Congress forever. He talked about how his time working for congress has made him cynical. How people will fight against your bills for political reasons instead of logical reasons.
“And then you add to it a dose of reality that the things you’ve been fighting for and hoping to pass and bring to the floor, even when you get something as bipartisan as my immigration bill which has 230 co-sponsors, it has no prospects of coming to the floor and at some point you just gotta say, ‘you know what I gotta get off this crazy train,’” said Chaffetz.
“When your attitude kinda sours, it’s time to hang up the cleats,” said Chaffetz. “Are you cynical?” asked MSNBC’s Chuck Todd. “I am a little bit you know, and I’ve changed. I was very optimistic. I was working sixteen hours a day,” responded Chaffetz.
Cheffetz talked about going into the media. “And I’m excited that this next phase will give me and more of an opportunity to go out and talk about the conservative values that I believe so strongly and I like the debate, that’s what we’re supposed to come and do,” said Chaffetz.
“But we do very little debating. A lot of showboating, a lot of single-handed speeches, but not a lot of actual debates,” said Chaffetz. Check out the interview below.