Chaffetz spends his birthday stuck on the runway

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is spending his 43rd birthday stuck on a plane in Denver, Colo., and he's not happy about it.

The freshman congressman was flying back home to Utah on Friday when his plane was forced to stop in Colorado because of a cracked windshield.

Chaffetz took to Twitter to register his frustration in the form of three Tweets:

Landed in Denver. Pilot said the windshield cracked. Great way to spend my birthday.

Sen Bennett and Rep Mike Simpson also on the flight. Simpson is trying to get back to Idaho for his wife's birthday.

No idea how long we will be here. Canceled my FoxNews interview for later today.

The congressman last September had a much publicized run-in with Transportation Safety Administration officials at the Salt Lake City Airport because he refused to go through a full-body scanner.

Chaffetz is opposed to the scans as a primary means of security screening.

His tweet also revealed another little tidbit: Chaffetz shares a birthday with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who turns 70 today.

ITK wishes the congressman a very happy birthday, and we hope he makes it home in time to celebrate.