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Jason Chaffetz Officially Announces House Speaker Bid

On this week’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced he is running for Speaker of the House.

Chaffetz said, “Today, here, I am announcing my intention to run for Speaker of the House of Representatives. We were entrusted by the american people with the largest majority the republicans have ever had since Babe Ruth was swinging the baseball bat, but they didn’t send us here to perpetuate the status quo. They want us to tackle the issues. They want you to take that fight for the Senate, to the President and they want us to take that fight for the American people.”

He added, “I will support the nominee, but I just don’t believe that the nominee, if it’s Kevin McCarthy can actually get to 218. That’s why I’ve offer myself as a candidate to try to bridge that divide. I think the 50-plus people find I’m a fair, even-balanced person that I can bridge that divide between some of our more sent tryst and more right-wing members.”

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