“I think it’s an important position in the House, it has a great impact. I want to make sure we have the best person set up to do the job without any unnecessary baggage,” the Michigan Republican said.
Reps. Jim Moran and Gerry Connolly, both Catholic Virginia Democrats, said they don’t want to punish Conroy because of the deeds of his peers.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.