Re "Chaffetz in the 3rd: High profile works for Utah" (Our View, Sept. 22):
I reject The Tribune's endorsement of Rep. Jason Chaffetz. A candidate should be disqualified from support when the candidate acts, advocates or threatens to act in a manner that elevates the candidate's self-interest or the interest of his political party over the best interests of the people of the United States.
Chaffetz committed that civic mortal sin when he and his tea party colleagues chose to hold hostage the country's good faith and credit during the debt ceiling negotiations in August 2011. He and his extreme right juvenile delinquents elevated political expedience over the national good.