Which Chaffetz is it?

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Re "Mormon leader: Obama's immigration plan matches LDS values" (Tribune, March 9):

In explaining how his opposition to President Barack Obama's immigration plan doesn't put him out of line with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which supports the plan, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said: "The only way we get to where the church wants to be is when we get Democrats and Republicans agreeing. … And when we do have common ground we should vote and pass that and move to the next step."

This is how public policy should be made. However, which Chaffetz are we to believe?

The get-Democrats-and-Republicans agreeing, find-common-ground Chaffetz? Or the obstructionist, uncompromising Chaffetz, who has joined with Sen. Mike Lee and others in digging in their heels and helping to create fiscal chaos?

We need someone in Washington who will work to find "common ground" and then "vote and pass that and move to the next step." Chaffetz can say it all he wants, what we need is someone who will do it. Get to work and do your job!

Howard Noel