The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday called for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Donald Trump to be held to the same levels of transparency.

"If you're going to run and try to become the president of the United States, you're going to have to open up your kimono and show everything," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CNN's "The Lead" Wednesday evening. "You just have to, it's too important. Both candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, should show their medical records and tax returns, absolutely."

Chaffetz pointed out that the Associated Press had to go through a judge to get information about Clinton's State Department meetings because she would not cooperate with a Freedom of Information Act request. Clinton ought to personally defend her dealings while serving as secretary of state and answer reporters' questions about any connection between Clinton Foundation donors who were given significant access to her office, Chaffetz said.

"After 263 days without a press conference, maybe Hillary Clinton herself could do the press conference rather than the spokespeople," he added.

The accountability hawk said regardless of which candidate is elected to the Oval Office, his committee will continue to check the president.

"I can promise you I don't care who is in the White House. My job is not to be a cheerleader for the president, but to hold them accountable and have that oversight," Chaffetz finished.