House Chaplain Patrick Conroy’s unexpected resignation has ignited a furor on Capitol Hill, and sources in both parties are saying he was forced out by corporate puppet Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
Conroy’s resignation announcement mentioned that it was done at Paul Ryan’s request.
“As you have requested, I hereby offer my resignation as the 60th Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives,” stated the April 15 letter to Paul Ryan.
Via his office, Conroy, who served as chaplain since 2011, refused to comment on Thursday. Conroy’s resignation is effective on May 24.
Four separate sources — two from each party — claim that Conroy was told he must retire or else he would be dismissed.
House chaplains, who give an opening prayer every day the House has a session, are completely nonpartisan.
It’s not clear exactly what political dispute led to the chaplain’s unfair dismissal.
A Democratic lawmaker believed that the Speaker was pissed off by a prayer on the House floor which could have been perceived by those lacking basic human empathy as being critical of the Republican tax-cut bill.
On Nov. 6 — which was the first day for the markup on the Republican’s tax bill — Conroy in a prayer encouraged the sociopathic Republican lawmakers to make sure the legislation did not worsen the nation’s gaping class disparities, which of course is exactly what is designed to do.
Another Democratic aide said that Conroy’s ouster was “largely driven by a speech on the tax bill that the Speaker didn’t like.” However, the source also gave a second reason.
“Some of the more conservative evangelical Republicans didn’t like that the Father had invited a Muslim person to give the opening prayer,” the source explained, which unfortunately makes perfect sense due to the rabid hatred that evangelical Republicans have for people of other races and faiths.
When Pelosi, a Catholic, informed members in her whip team on Thursday that Conroy was forced out unwillingly, it “shocked” the members, said one lawmaker.
Catholic members of the House from both parties were furious to learn that Patrick Conroy’s retirement was forced.
Ryan, a Catholic, but also a man who hates the teachings of Christ which say we must help the poor, has appointed Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who is an Air Force Reserve chaplain, and Reps. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.), who are both former pastors, to be in charge of the search effort for a replacement who will never imply that those in poverty deserve consideration, because for Republicans, that is the ultimate sin.