"That's why we invited Ben Rhodes to come testify before Congress. Josh Earnest, the White House spokesperson, also taunted us from the podium and said maybe we should invite some of the other republicans who had a problem with the deal like Senator Tom Cotton. So I accommodated that request, I invited Senator Cotton and as long as Ben Rhodes is there, Senator Cotton will be there as well."
---Rep Chaffetz on accepting the challenge from White House Spokesman Josh Earnest
Chairman of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), stopped by Kilmeade & Friends to discuss why he is not part of the #NeverTrump movement and why he accepted the challenge from Josh Earnest to get to the bottom of the Iran deal after Ben Rhodes admitted the deal was built on lies. Chaffetz also discussed the TSA blaming budget cuts and travelers for the long lines at airports, impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and whether his primary challenger Chia-Chi Teng is getting under his skin.
Chaffetz on not meeting with Trump last week and the need for congress to keep any president in check
(Kilmeade) You had a chance to meet with Trump last week?
(Chaffetz) I did not. No, I was not invited.
(Kilmeade) Does that bother you?
(Chaffetz) No. the more I have been in congress the more I realize it's not the role of congress to be the cheerleader for the president. We are a separate branch of government and certainly the Oversight Committee is there to be check and balance on the presidency so whoever it is, we are going to ride herd on him and do our jobs.
Chaffetz on impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen
(Kilmeade) When are you going to impeach this guy?
(Chaffetz) I am trying to do something that hadn't been done in 140 years, that is to impeach a civil officer, in this case, Commissioner of the IRS, Mr. Koskinen, I think he has earned it. The administration has said they are not going to prosecute him, they said they're not going to do anything about it.
(Kilmeade) They put him there.
(Chaffetz) They did. We issued a subpoena, they didn't comply with the subpoena, they supplied false information to congress and if we are going to take something into our own hands and stand up for ourselves then he should be impeached.