Revenge is best served cold — and failed 2012 GOP presidential primary candidate Jon Huntsman today jabbed his former chief of staff, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, with a tweet in the back.
— Jon Huntsman (@JonHuntsman) October 6, 2015
The back story;
Chaffetz worked as chief of staff for liberal Huntsman, then the Utah governor, until Chaffetz was forced out.
Chaffetz subsequently endorsed a rival establishment-GOP politician, Gov. Mitt Romney, during the 2012 GOP primary, when Huntsman was also running.
Chaffetz is now insisting that he’s in a race against California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, for the House speakership, following the pending retirement of outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner.
He’s very unlikely to win, partly because he doesn’t have strong support in either the GOP’s rival conservative and establishment wings. Huntsman’s tweet-dump makes Chaffetz’ s chances even more microscopic.