House chaplain pushed out by Ryan rescinds resignation

The House chaplain who resigned under pressure from Speaker Paul Ryan’s staff said Thursday that he is rescinding his resignation because he did nothing wrong.

Rev. Patrick J. Conroy’s letter, obtained by The Washington Post, claimed that the chaplain agreed to resign in April because Ryan’s staffers gave him the impression he would be fired.

“I have never been disciplined, nor reprimanded, nor have I ever heard a complaint about my ministry during my time as House chaplain,” Conroy wrote in the letter.

Ryan (R-Wis.) has not given a reason why he pushed for Conroy’s ouster.

A Democratic rep told HuffPost that Ryan wanted Conroy gone after he gave a prayer during last fall’s debate on the GOP’s tax bill that urged Congress not to create “winners and losers.”

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