On Monday, Fox News contributor and former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) appeared on “Fox & Friends,” where the topic turned to the big news of the morning: Jared Kushner’s written statement to the Senate.
Chaffetz expressed frustration with Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. being called to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee, arguing a double standard.
“Republicans need to get a backbone,” he began. “Every time the Democrats say they need to call up Jared Kushner or Donald Trump Jr., then call up Chelsea Clinton. Call up the Clintons. There, we have an inspector general who issues a report stating an actual crime.”
After expressing suspicion over the Clinton Foundation in general, Chaffetz went back to Chelsea.
“So every time a Democrat says, ‘I gotta talk to Donald Trump Jr.,’ go up and bring Chelsea Clinton in there because she was involved in the Benghazi situation,” he said. “She was involved with the foundation.”
It’s not clear what Chaffetz meant about Chelsea Clinton being “involved in the Benghazi situation” other than that she received an email (using an account with the alias “Diane Reynolds”) from her mother about the attack hours after it happened.
Later, Chaffetz argued that Kushner is too important to be called to the Hill in the first place for the meeting.
“It is absolutely ridiculous that he is coming to Capitol Hill, he has a lot of other important things to do,” he said. “They would never, ever, ever do this to the Clintons, and that is what is fundamentally wrong with this.”