In our opinion: Mr. Chaffetz are you staying or going?

Nick Wagner, Deseret News

FILE— Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks to reporters during the Utah GOP election party at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Last November, an overwhelming majority of Utahns in the 3rd District elected Rep. Jason Chaffetz with the expectation that he would fulfill his term of duty in Congress.

If Chaffetz does not intend to serve out his term, Utah voters deserve to know his timing so the state can not only begin the process of finding a new representative, but also better understand if he is focusing on his role in the House or jockeying for new soon-to-come opportunities.

Chaffetz again made national headlines this week with his correct insistence on seeing a memo from former FBI Director James Comey that allegedly documents an attempt by President Trump to quell an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia.

“I need to see it sooner rather than later,” Chaffetz tweeted. “I have my subpoena pen ready.”

While it’s encouraging to see Chaffetz engaged on this issue, it’s also remarkably confusing.

Various news outlets have reported that Chaffetz is planning to step down from office soon to pursue an opportunity with Fox News Channel. Some say that he is…

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