Protesters swarm Chaffetz town hall

Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzFive memorable moments from Hillary Clinton’s newest book Clinton says she mistook Chaffetz for Priebus at Trump's inauguration Curtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz MORE (R-Utah) on Thursday faced a flood of protesters during a town hall in his home state.

Demonstrators repeatedly disrupted the House Oversight Committee chairman, challenging him over his treatment of President Trump.

“If you want to continue to look into [2016 Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE, I don’t care,” an attendee named Noor Ul-Hasan asked Chaffetz, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "But why aren’t you checking out your own president?”

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“You’re really not going to like this part,” Chaffetz responded. "The president, under the law, is exempt from conflict of interest laws.”

Chaffetz was a key player in the Benghazi and email investigations that plagued Clinton, a former secretary of State under President Obama. Shortly before Election Day, Chaffetz said he believed the committee had two years' worth of material on her. Now he's facing added pressure to apply the same level of scrutiny to Trump.

The Tribune reported Thursday’s event at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was at capacity, with police warning some would not be admitted into its 1,080-person auditorium.

Demonstrators repeatedly booed when Chaffetz mentioned Trump’s name, it said, and some held up signs reading “disagree” at the Utah lawmaker.

“If you want me to answer the question, give me more than five seconds to do it,” Chaffetz said after one interruption. "I’m trying to be as representative as I can.”

  

In the wake of Trump's election, Republican lawmakers have faced an onslaught of protests

Chaffetz and Oversight Committee ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) earlier Thursday urged the Office of Government Ethics to recommend disciplinary action against Trump’s top White House counselor.

Kellyanne Conway ignited controversy that morning when she promoted a line of clothing and accessories from Ivanka Trump on Fox News after reports that department store Nordstrom would stop selling the products due to low sales figures.

“Go buy Ivanka’s stuff, is what I would tell you,” she said on “Fox & Friends." "I’m going to give it a free commercial, go buy it today.”

Conway did not apologize during another Fox appearance that evening, saying President Trump “supports me 100 percent.”