Chaffetz says he's 'pleased' Clinton is not president shortly after handshake

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzThe myth of the conservative bestseller Elijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records MORE (R-Utah) on Friday said he was "pleased" that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLate night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 10 steps toward better presidential debating Continuity is (mostly) on the menu for government contracting in the next administration MORE did not become president just hours after the two shook hands.

Chaffetz and Clinton appeared to exchange a few words as the pair acknowledged each other during President Trump's inauguration.

A few hours later, the lawmaker posted a picture of the handshake on Instagram, stating he was "so pleased she is not the President."

"I thanked her for her service and wished her luck. The investigation continues," the caption read.

So pleased she is not the President. I thanked her for her service and wished her luck. The investigation continues.

A photo posted by Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) on


Chaffetz was a strong critic of Clinton during the election and has spearheaded multiple efforts to investigate her controversial activities while she served as the secretary of State.

The lawmaker also pledged to continue his investigation of Clinton's use of a private email server after the 2016 election.