Stupid Party

Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz Becomes Ridiculous Self-Parody

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has no plans to investigate Donald Trump's obvious conflicts of interest and corruption, but he does intend to investigate a park service Twitter account.

Chaffetz wants to know why a park service Twitter account welcomed new parks.

Instead, Chaffetz plans to get to the bottom of a December post to Twitter in which Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park warmly welcomed Bears Ears National Monument ― and a second monument in Nevada ― to the National Park Service family, as The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday.

Why shouldn't a park service account welcome the addition of new parks?

Apparently, this is all about Obama.

The congressman told the publication that he suspects Bryce Canyon officials may have had advanced knowledge of the monument’s designation, which to him suggests the Obama administration misled Utah officials.

The tweet in question was actually posted one full day after the new monuments were publicly announced, so it's not clear why Chaffetz believes the Obama administration was engaged in some kind of conspiracy.

In any event, who fucking cares?

If Chaffetz wants to investigate some tweets, a quick glance at Trump's twitter account should give him enough fodder to investigate for the rest of his life.

  • mnpollio

    Could Saturday Night Live please start doing parodies of this douche to alert the as-yet-uninformed as to what a complete waste of space this noxious wet fart is?

  • Badgerite

    Your tax dollars at works. I suggest if Chaffetz wants to do blatant campaigning with his committee as per usual, he maybe should use his own or GOP campaign funds.
    Maybe someone should investigate that.

  • Christopher Foxx

    it’s not clear why Chaffetz believes the Obama administration was engaged in some kind of conspiracy.

    The answer is in those two highlighted words.

  • Aynwrong

    I hope that we eventually find out that the Bryce Canyon National Park and the Obama administration really were in secret communication and that the monument in question turns out to be a 10 ft statue of Saul Alinsky.

    Because I’d laugh my ass off for days.

  • Georgie

    Yes, those National Parks are quite the shady bunch.

  • Draxiar

    Chez is right, the only thing these people will understand is a good ol’ bare knuckle beating.

    • Where I come from it’s called an “ass whuppin”.

  • muselet

    Oooh, that darned Obama, with his KenyansocialisticalMuslimism! How dare he bend space-time like that, making December 29 follow December 28 as if it were normal!

    No, wait:

    It’s not the actual timing of the tweet that raised red flags for Chaffetz but what he suspects was known before the tweet. Along with a photo showing a new compartment for Bears Ears maps, the park wrote that it had been holding a “hopeful slot” for the monument for some time.

    […]

    “Maybe they were just hopeful, but they regularly complain about lack of resources and more money for maintenance budgets and this is a small item but I want to know if there was communication and were they being truthful with the governor and the delegation,” Chaffetz told the Tribune.

    Apparently, an explanation provided earlier this month by Bryce Canyon’s interim superintendent, Sue Fritzke, was not enough to allay Chaffetz’s fears.

    On Feb. 2, Fritzke responded in writing to the congressman’s initial inquiry that the Twitter post was innocent and that she first learned of the designation on Dec. 28, the Tribune reported. The new map slot, she said, was added over the summer by a park volunteer who “saw a news report regarding the potential for a Bears Ears National Monument.”

    “He approached his supervisor, Supervisory Park Ranger (Interpretation) Cindy Donaldson about holding a brochure slot, and she approved it knowing that if the Bears Ears National Monument was not created the slot could be used by another regional recreation area,” Fritzke wrote to Chaffetz, according to the Tribune.

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    Oh, okay, this is just Jason Chaffetz being a putz. Again.

    –alopecia