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.
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