Former Utah Rep Knocks Congress And ‘Deep State’ For Not Producing Results

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Former GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that Congress and the Department of Justice have failed to deliver on major promises to the American people, due in part to the “deep state.”

“I don’t see any prosecutions on IRS. I don’t see the change on fast and furious, I didn’t see the change on the Hillary Clinton email, I didn’t see the change on Lois Lerner, I didn’t see any of this,” Chaffetz told “Fox and Friends.” “And I hate to say this but it’s essentially the same. It’s this deep state that didn’t change.”

“Why aren’t we implementing the law and just prosecuting people who have clearly broken the law?” he asked.

Chaffetz also called out legislators for not passing major reforms and leaving town for an August recess before anything was accomplished.

“They haven’t produced on health care, they haven’t produced on tax reform. They haven’t produced what they said they were going to do, and today they leave and they don’t come back for 11 days. It’s been exhausting doing nothing,” Chaffetz said.


The former congressman still believes that President Donald Trump will deliver on immigration reform, so long as Congress “steps up” and provides the funding.

“The president doesn’t need congressional authority to build the wall. It’s already there. He needs funding, so it’s solely in the camp of the United States Congress to fund what the president promised he would do,” Chaffetz said. “He’ll build it, but Congress has to step up and actually fund it.”

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