Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz has decided to run for Speaker of the House. So where else would an ambitious politician make such an announcement but on Fox News? Especially after Fox helped reprimand Chaffetz' competitor, Kevin McCarthy?
Here's the exchange between Chaffetz and host Chris Wallace:
WALLACE: Just five days ago, you said you supported Kevin McCarthy for speaker, and it was widely assumed that as majority leader, the number two position in the GOP caucus, that he would move up when John Boehner moved out. Why are you even considering the idea of running against McCarthy?
CHAFFETZ: Kevin McCarthy is a good man. He's a big reason why we have such a solid majority.
But things have changed and there's really a math problem. You need 218 votes on the floor of the House. There's 246 Republicans that will vote, but there are nearly 50 people and a growing number that will not and cannot vote for Kevin McCarthy as the speaker on the floor. He's going to fall short of the 218 votes on the floor of House.
WALLACE: So, what are you going to do? Are you going to put your name forward when the House caucus votes on Thursday?
CHAFFETZ: Today, here, I am announcing my intention to run for speaker of the House of Representatives. We were entrusted by the American people with the largest majority the Republicans have ever had since Babe Ruth was swinging the baseball bat.
But they didn't send us here to perpetuate the status quo. They want us to tackle the tough issues. They don't want us to fight. They want us -- they want us to fight -- they want us to take that fight to the Senate. They want us to take that fight to the president, and they want us to take that fight to the American people.
Chaffetz' decision to announce his candidacy on Fox comes on the heels of Fox host Bret Baier chiding McCarthy, on Fox's Special Report, for potentially damaging the Republicans' Benghazi investigation.
You can watch Chaffetz return the favor below, from the October 4 Fox News Sunday.
Good luck to Chaffetz is all I can say! With lots of help from GOP TV™ the Republican Party has become Limbaugh-tomized! Filled with far more anger than sense