An HOH tipster bumped into Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., at We, The Pizza late Wednesday night and swore the two chums seemed to be plotting something serious.
“They were talking about ‘eliminating people,’” our source suggested.
Chaffetz, however, threw cold water all over that little conspiracy theory.
“Just guys having some pizza and talking about everything under the sun,” he said of the impromptu visit.
According to Chaffetz, the two pals — “Trey is one of my best friends around here,” he stated — decided to pop into his go-to pizza spot after filming a TV hit on Fox News.
No special occasion. (“We share a meal or two about every week,” Chaffetz estimated.)
No nefarious purpose. (“There was no ‘eliminating’ anybody talk,” he assured HOH.)
And, for once, no swinging by Good Stuff Eatery for a bonus helping of fries.
“I’m dieting,” Chaffetz confessed.
When a couple did approach their table and start speculating about committee assignments for the fledgling group expected to bear down on the 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the lawmakers gave nothing away.
“We just laughed,” Chaffetz said of the armchair quarterbacking that consumes This Town.
House GOP leaders are expected to make their investigatory team known this Friday.