Utah's Chaffetz Joining Fox News, Writing Book Post-Congress

Jun 29, 2017

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he's becoming a Fox News Channel contributor to keep his voice in politics while starting a consulting firm and writing a book after he leaves Congress this week.

Chaffetz told The Associated Press Wednesday that he doesn't expect he'll be on Fox News every day but he'll have flexibility to weigh in on matters in Washington whether he's at home in Utah or traveling.

Fox News says the congressman will start his new role Saturday, the day after his resignation from the U.S. House becomes effective.

Chaffetz says he approached Fox and several other networks about job opportunities in April after deciding he would leave office. He announced his resignation in May.

Chaffetz says he also plans to do some consulting for technology firms and write a book about shadowy Washington bureaucracies.