Jason Chaffetz meme

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Jason Chaffetz took a scooter to the AHCA vote and rolled right into a meme

Jason Chaffetz wasn't about to let foot surgery prevent him from voting today.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on May 4, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 3:33 pm CDT

Jason Chaffetz has had some spring. The Republican from Utah began by saying people needed to choose between iPhones and healthcare, and it culminated with his announcement that he would not seek reelection, which was followed by a crazy bit of speculation that he might resign immediately, which he himself hasn’t really tried to squelch.

He also registered some domains for a possible 2028 presidential run, and somewhere in between all of that, he had foot surgery. But Chaffetz refused to let that minor obstacle from casting a House vote on replacing Obamacare.

He rode a scooter.

If you thought that was ripe for a meme, well then, you are a denizen of the internet.

For starters, everyone made the “Bae Come Over” joke that played on Chaffetz sudden urgency to vote on a bill.



There were some “on my way” memes as well.


A lot of people picked up on just the glee on his face over this vote.

Many also noted that Chaffetz was potentially voting to strip away the ability for people to get the same surgery he just had.

Republicans voted to pass the American Healthcare Act today along party lines, and the bill now heads to the Senate.

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*First Published: May 4, 2017, 1:34 pm CDT