Ginni Thomas

Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz

A rising conservative star in the House, Jason Chaffetz represents Utah’s Third Congressional District.

Though he worked on Michael Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign — largely due to a familial relationship — Chaffetz, 45, has become a constitutional conservative leader in the People’s Chamber. Last week, he voted against the “fiscal cliff” bill because it failed to seriously cut spending.

In the House, Chaffetz serves as chairman of the national security subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In that perch, he is empowered to bring witnesses, subpoena documents and listen to whistleblowers as he helps inform the public on what its government is doing.

Ever since the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on America’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four American personnel dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, Chaffetz has focused on shedding light upon what happened that day.

In this Benghazi-related interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Chaffetz explains what we know and what we don’t know about that bloody day, why help wasn’t sent quicker to those under attack, why security was so lax at the consulate and much more. He also gives his thoughts on President Obama hosting anti-American South Korean rapper PSY for an annual Christmas concert.

Click the links below to fast-forward to each question:

Remind us what happened on the anniversary of Sept. 11 last year in the attack on our Benghazi consulate

Why did President Obama and his team lie to the public by initially blaming an anti-Islam video for the Benghazi attack?

Why does the scandal of Benghazi resonate with military families?

Why didn’t the administration send help to our Americans in peril in Benghazi during critical hours of the attack?

Was our State Department negligent?

Are any Democrats telling you privately they want to get to the bottom of this Benghazi scandal now that the election is over?

Might Benghazi end up being an impeachable offense?

What pulled you from being a Dukakis Democrat in your 20s to a constitutional conservative today?

Did you agree with the “purge” by the House Republican Steering Committee last month?

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