MacArthur says “in Jersey, we don’t back down” after tangling with House Democrat over chaplain firing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Repeated calls for an investigation by Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) into the firing (and subsequent re-hiring) of the U.S. House of Representatives chaplain elevated a few members’ passions on Capitol Hill this Tuesday, and a New Jersey member was reportedly right in the thick of it.

Here’s what reportedly went down:

Rev. Patrick Conroy had been sworn back into his role earlier in the day.

An executive by profession before joining Congress in 2014, MacArthur is a frequent critic of Washington’s tendency to dwell on non-issues and politicize other issues at the expense of getting things accomplished.