House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Thursday he may not finish out his term in Congress, a day after announcing the Republican lawmaker from Utah announced that he would not seek re-election in 2018, according to The Daily Caller.
Salt Lake City-based KSL Radio Doug Wright said Chaffetz told him during an interview that he may quit before his current term finishes.
“I will continue to weigh the options but I might depart early,” Chaffetz reportedly told Wright. “The state needs to figure out how this works.”
In a text message to CNN, he said that his future plans are not yet finalized and he hasn’t ruled out quitting early.”
Earlier this week, Chaffetz said he may consider re-entering politics in the future, though he rules out running for any office in the 2018 midterms.
In his statement, Chaffetz said he plans to spend more time with his family and dismissed any notion that the reason he didn’t want to run is because of something scandalous.