From Kathy Gregg @ Projo:
“PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The tiny House Republican caucus has voted to “expel” one of its members: freshman Rep. Daniel P. Gordon Jr. of Portsmouth.
House Minority Leader Brian Newberry confirmed Wednesday that 6 of the 10 House Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to expel Gordon, at a caucus held at the State House. The meeting was held an hour before the full House and Senate gathered, for the first time in months, for a briefing on the state’s looming pension-crisis.
The reasons for this rare act are not yet entirely clear and Gordon, who describes himself as a self-employed contractor, was not immediately available for comment.”
Not available for comment? Grow a pair Danny Boy!
“But in response to an inquiry, Newberry made public the letter he sent Gordon on Wednesday, and an earlier letter in which he took Gordon to task for making derogatory comments about his Republican colleagues in various online forums.
In a September 2 warning letter, Newberry said: “Many, many of the comments I have seen have crossed the line into personal invective and attack … It is simply not permissible for you to launch personal attacks against your colleagues. Disagreement is fine and no one is required to like any other member of the House on a personal level.”
But “none of that excuses your conduct or lack of decorum. Your actions are unbecoming of someone holding your office. If they do not cease immediately, I will have no choice but to take the necessary steps to impose appropriate sanctions up to and including possible expulsion as a member of the House Republican Caucus.”
His letter to Gordon on Wednesday began: “I write on behalf of the House Republican Caucus in follow-up to recent conversations and to my letter of September 2nd to inform you that the Caucus met last night and voted to expel you as a member. ”
I said from about a month after he was elected that Dan Gordon was no good. He is a racist, a homophobe, and a low-life. I couldnt be happier that this happened to him. Now he can know once and for all that he IS NOT welcome. You keep heading up to the State House to play Representative Big Dan, no one needs or wants you there though…
Looks like an easy win for this seat next year…