U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on the Dismissal of Chaplin Conroy : CSPAN : April 27, 2018 5:58pm-6:10pm EDT
speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. crowley: mr. speaker, i rise to offer the resolution previously noticed. mr. speaker, where father pot trick conroy has served honorably as house chaplain since may 25, 2011, when he was then appointed by speaker john boehner, in consultation with democratic leader nancy pelosi. whereas father conroy had been reappointed and approved by the house of representatives on three separate occasions, most recently january 3, 2017. ereas on april 16, 2018, the nation's first jesuit and only the second catholic chaplain of the united states house of representatives, submitted his resignation before the full house. whereas this resignation was forced by paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives, and members of the house republican conference. whereas, the speaker's team said, quote, the decision to remove the chaplain was his, speaker ryan's, end quote. whereas the lack of notification of his forced resignation or adequate resignation provide bide speaker paul d. ryan is not reflected of the integrity of the house of representatives.
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