Political pundits between the beltways were somewhat shocked to hear that five term Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT 3rd) had decided not to run for another term. Chaffetz had gained prominence becoming the House Government Reform Committee Chair, and had quixotically threw his hat in the ring in October 2015 when former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH 8th) was ousted from the Speaker's chair, What was more jarring was the fact that Chaffetz suggested that he might not finish out his term.
Since the fifty year old Rep. Chaffetz is politically youthful and ambitious, some have suggested that he is making this move to earn some good money for his family before launching a gubernatorial campaign in Utah in 2020. Others have worried that deep state intelligence agencies have something on him. After all, the Secret Service leaked embarrassing employment information which Obama Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson had to apologize for in 2015