Joyce: Big Tent has Room for Remorse, Not Conspiracies
WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) issued the following statement regarding the unprecedented resolution before the House:
“The Republican Party’s big tent has room for those who admit to, and apologize for, mistakes made prior to being sworn in as a Member of Congress. It does not have room for crackpot conspiracy theories.
“I am relieved that Rep. Greene apologized last night to our conference and renounced such theories on the House floor earlier today. Why she did not do so sooner escapes me. I have made it abundantly clear, both in previous statements and in person last night, that any similar rhetoric used while in office must be met with strong and swift repercussions.
“However, if we start stripping Members of their committee assignments for mistakes they previously made as private citizens, Congress will find itself with sparsely populated committees unable to adequately review and produce legislation to meet the needs of the American people.
“That is not a precedent I am willing to set. I will be voting no.”