Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the House Chaplain controversy:
“No one is better suited to step into this role [as chief of staff] than Jonathan Burks,” said Rep. Paul Ryan in December 2016. “Simply put, he can do it all…[T]here’s never been a job I couldn’t throw at him.”
Wrong. Ryan threw the job of firing the House Chaplain at Burks and he blew it.
In his letter rescinding his resignation as House Chaplain, Father Patrick J. Conroy (Ryan has reinstated him) said that it was Burks who told him, “Maybe it’s time that we had a chaplain that wasn’t Catholic.”
It’s time Ryan found himself a new chief of staff. Anti-Catholic bigotry cannot be tolerated anywhere, and certainly not in Washington.