Jason Chaffetz Makes Comical Defense of Romney’s Utah Senate Run: ‘He’s Got a Utah Driver’s License’

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has officially announced a bid for Utah’s soon-to-be vacant Senate seat, looking to replace long-time Senator Orrin Hatch.

Romney, you may remember, formerly served as governor of Massachusetts — a state a heck of a long way from Utah. This has opened up the businessman to accusations of political carpetbaggery, despite Romney’s long history with Utah, particularly the Mormon Church.

Perhaps this is why Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz, during an appearance on Fox News this morning, listed off a series of Romney’s qualifications for the job — one of which was truly comical

“Look, he’s one of the most favorite sons of Utah. He’s got deep strong ties to Utah,” he said. “His kids are here. His grandkids are here. He’s got a Utah driver’s license.”

A Utah driver’s license.

Chaffetz ultimately said that Romney would make a fine addition to the government.

“I think he’ll be a great member of the United States Senate,” he said. “I think he does believe that, if you are gonna make America great, you are going to have to tap into the goodness of the American people.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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