Chaffetz for Oversight Chairman
Assuming no electoral catastrophe for the GOP, immediately after November’s midterm elections the House Republican Steering Committee will select the leaders of the various House committees. Ending a six-year term as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is Darrell Issa of California, who has spearheaded the committee’s much-contested investigations of Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS, and Benghazi, among others. Given the rate at which the current administration produces scandals, a robust Oversight Committee, headed by a chairman willing to use its investigatory powers to hold the executive branch accountable, is a necessity for President Obama’s final two years. The Steering Committee’s choice should be Utah’s Jason Chaffetz.
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