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In the “Context of Hillary Clinton,” Jason Chaffetz is a Piece of Shit

Jason Chaffetz
JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

After video emerged of GOP nominee Donald Trump saying he likes to grab women "by the pussy" without their permission, Representative Jason Chaffetz and a significant portion of the Utah Republican delegation withdrew their support from Trump.

Chaffetz said he couldn't look his daughter in the eye and support Trump but, as you know, Chaffetz recently said he would be voting for Trump after all.

Chaffetz was asked to explain why he would change his mind given that after the video of Trump was released, a dozen women came forward to confirm that Trump grabbed them without permission just as he said.

His ludicrous answer is that Hillary Clinton is worse than sexual assault.

“After that initial Access Hollywood video came out, more than a dozen women have publicly come out and accused Donald Trump of doing exactly the kind of behavior that he described in the video tape,” Blitzer said. “What has changed between then and now when you said you couldn’t look your wife and your daughter in the eye and support Donald Trump?"

Chaffetz responded by casting doubt on the validity of Trump’s accusers before insisting “you have to put it in the context of Hillary Clinton.”

It’s the true definition of a dilemma,” he added.

Chaffetz went on to say that he will never support or condone Trump's words and actions regarding women, except that's exactly what he's done. He voted for Trump. He supports Trump. He owns it.

When you get right down to it, Chaffetz is saying electing Hillary Clinton would be worse than electing Donald Trump even if he really is a serial sexual predator.

Why is that? Is it because Clinton will not kick 20 million people off their healthcare? Is it because she might call for raising taxes on the rich by a single percentage point? Is it because she'll honor our commitments to NATO? Is it because she won't play footsie with Vladimir Putin? Is it because she won't place Muslims and immigrants in internment camps? Is it because she won't support or codify anti-LGBTQ discrimination?

Chaffetz and his other Republican colleagues who've all crawled back to Donald Trump's side after initially backing away from him are basically saying that even moderate Democratic policy proposals are worse than sexual violence against women.

Chaffetz could be leading Republican investigations of the Clinton administration next year and he evidently believes responsible governance is worse than sexual violence.

  • Den

    This guy is over the top. He makes me so ill. .Anything to be able to continue spending millions of dollars investigating nothing!

  • Victor the Crab

    I think it’s safe to conclude that Jason Chaffetz is fine with Drumph grabbing his daughter by the pussy.

    Creep.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Which is exactly what Blitzer, if he were anything near a decent journalist who was interested in actually doing his job, would have asked him as a follow up question.

  • muselet

    I didn’t think my regard for Jason Chaffetz could get any lower.

    I was wrong.

    –alopecia

  • swift_4

    I am a man of principle. I can’t look my wife and daughter in the eye and vote for Trump. So it’s clear there is only one thing to do. I will avoid eye contact with my wife and daughter.

  • Aynwrong

    I would have liked to have heard Wolf Blitzer ask Jason Chaffetz what would have done if it had been put it in the context of Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders.” Would sexual assault have more acceptable then too? Or better yet, the context of a tax hike?

    “It’s the true definition of a dilemma cowardice,”

    • Christopher Foxx

      Of course Vhaffetz would believe sexual assault would be a terrible any of those folks did it. All of those people have (D) after there name.

      • Aynwrong

        I meant if Bernie had been the Democratic nominee would he have been so willing to tolerate Trump’s sexual assault.

        • Christopher Foxx

          Yes. because Trump would still have been the Republican nominee and Chaffetz, like tech rest of the GOP cowards and hypocrites, would continue to forgive him anything.

          • Aynwrong

            Of course. I just would have liked to have heard Wolf ask the question.

  • Badgerite

    If I could be 1000% better person than I am now, I might get to be half as good and decent a person as Hilary Clinton is and accomplish maybe 1/300th of what she accomplished for people. But hey. Just tell your daughter that the Trump Monster Orange Dirty Old Man might be interested in “grabbing her p*ssey” but only
    before she reaches the age of 25.