Look at this happy asshole as he scoots back from a fully-insured surgery to repeal your health coverage

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) looked happy as a clam as he came back to the Capitol from a recent foot surgery to vote on the Republican health reform bill.

Chaffetz made headlines earlier this month when he posted a photo of an x-ray to his Instagram account, showing a number of screws and a metal plate in his foot that were surgically implanted following an injury in his home. He posted that he would regrettably be unable to make it to Washington to vote on a number of top Republican legislative priorities — like the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

“The University of Utah doctors now recommend immediate surgery to remove all the hardware or I could be at risk for serious infection,” Chaffetz wrote last week. “My recovery is expected to take three to four weeks. I’m sorry to miss the important work we are doing in Washington. This is not an opportune time to be away but medical emergencies are never convenient.”

Despite the expected three to four-week wait, Chaffetz was able to get the foot surgery he needed and come back to Washington sooner than expected, according to CNN. Because his foot is still recovering, Chaffetz had to get around the capitol in a scooter, as seen below:

Chaffetz is currently enrolled in a health insurance plan under former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform bill, and was able to successfully make use of his Congressional healthcare benefits in order to pay for the foot surgery. Chaffetz previously announced that he would not be seeking another term in Congress, so he has until January of 2019 — or until his resignation — to take advantage of his current healthcare benefits.


Jamie Green is a contributor to the Resistance Report covering the Trump administration, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.