Chaffetz: Portraits 'so 1800s'

New House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he won't contract anyone to paint his official portrait, describing the practice as outdated. 

"No, I'm not going to sit for some painting," Chaffetz said in a CNN interview posted Wednesday, laughing at the idea of receiving an official portrait. "That's so 1800s."

The Hill reported last month that one of Chaffetz's first acts after taking the Oversight gavel was removing portraits of past chairmen, which have hung in the committee room for years.


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