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>> Let us pray.>> he sudden resignation last week of House of Representatives Chaplain Reverend Patrick Conroy sparked outrage among members of Congress, after Conroy said he had been asked to resign by Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But now, Conroy is rescinding his resignation.>> Why don't you want to talk about it?
00:00:18
>> The story's not over. At issue, Ryan told republicans Conroy was let go based on complaints about insufficient spiritual guidance. But democrats were outraged. They said the real reason he was asked to leave was because of the priest's comments during the tax cuts debates, in which he prayed for law makers urging legislation that quote Gurantee that there are not winners and losers under new tax laws but benefits balanced and shared by all Americans.
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The speaker denied this.>> This is not about politics or prayers. It was about pastoral services.>> But now Conroy says he's not going anywhere. According to media reports, in a letter to Ryan, Conroy writes that Ryan's aide asked him to step down because of the tax comments, but now because of a discrepancy of the public reason given for his ouster.
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>> It was about pastoral services.>> He writes, quote, I wish to serve the remainder of my term as House Chaplain, unless terminated for cause. Ryan on Thursday responded saying he accepts Conroy's decision to stay.