Leg-Wrestling Utah Congressman Has No Comment on Video Game Bill… But He’s a Good Sport About It

He leg-wrestled Stephen Colbert and even played a Rock Band duet with the popular Comedy Central host, but freshman Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R) offered GamePolitics no comment on his state’s controversial video game/movie legislation.

The measure is now on Gov. Jon Huntsman’s desk, awaiting signature.

GamePolitics tracked Rep. Chaffetz down on Twitter, where he is jasoninthehouse. To be fair, since he is a federal legislator and HB 353 is a state bill, we didn’t really expect he’d be fully briefed – and he wasn’t. But the media-savvy – and tech-savvy – Chaffetz is a good sport, as our private Twitter exchange demonstrates:

GamePolitics: Hey, Rep. Chaffetz, any thoughts on HB 353, video game/movie bill now on Gov. Huntsman’s desk for signature?

jasoninthehouse: Just not familiar with it… State bill… I have been focused on the federal ones

GamePolitics: Fair enough, but what if I told you that among its provisions was a ban on leg-wrestling with fake news show hosts?

jasoninthehouse: That is funny. I should abide by this and not do any more leg wrestling….I am obviously not very good at it.

GP: For the record, I must point out that the text of my direct messages to Rep. Chaffetz disappeared into the Twitter ether, so I’ve paraphrased them from memory. Rep. Chaffetz’s responses are verbatim. Beyond that, it’s nice to see an approachable Congressman on Twitter – especially one with a sense of humor.

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    DarkSaber says:

    "Politician has no clue what I’m talking about and has no information"




    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

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    CaptainZM says:

    Fake news?

    You lie good sir, you lie!

    Every word from Colberts mouth is truth coated in justice with a freedom cherry on top.


    "Don’t Run, You’ll Just Die Tired."

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    JDKJ says:

    I know he claims to do it because he wants to save the federal taxpayers’ money, but there’s something I find disturbing about Rep. Chaffetz’s decision to sleep in his Capitol Hill office and take showers in the basement. If I had to sleep and eat in the same place where I worked all day, I’d go completely nuts. I can’t imagine how he does it. Maybe he’s just gassing all of us up and he’s actually got a down-low D.C. shorty on the side and sleeps over at her crib on the regular. That would make more sense to me. But, other than his choice of accommodations, he seems a better breed than most of the other bears in the National Zoo –even though he’s outta Utah.  

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    LAG - Law Abiding Gamer says:

    He’s a federal legislator, not a state legislator, so he doesn’t vote on state issues.  His time is better spent focusing on federal issues.

    ***Homicide-free video gaming since 1972!***

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