“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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.