Things have gotten so bad in Congress that a priest prayed to 'cast out all spirits of darkness' on the House floor
Author: Joe Perticone
WASHINGTON — It has been quite the week in Congress, with lawmakers battling over a forced impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, partisan squabbling, and rampant infighting within the House Democratic Caucus.
Things have become so vexed in the Capitol that Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House of Representatives' official chaplain and a Jesuit priest, prayed to "cast out all spirits of darkness" on the House floor Thursday morning during his opening prayer.
"This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people's House," Conroy said. "In your most holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber. Spirits not from You."
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