“I have never been disciplined, nor reprimanded, nor have I ever heard a complaint about my ministry during my time as House chaplain,” Conroy wrote Thursday.

In previous statements, Ryan denied that the Jesuit priest’s political views played any role in the ouster and that instead he had heard numerous complaints about Conroy’s lack of interaction with lawmakers.

“This was not about politics or prayers, it was about pastoral services. And a number of our members felt like the pastoral services were not being adequately served, or offered,” Ryan said at an event in Milwaukee earlier this week.