The Rhode Island House GOP Caucus has confirmed that members voted Tuesday to expel Rep. Dan Gordon.
House Minority Leader Brian Newberry sent a letter to Gordon on Wednesday letting him know the decision, the Providence Journal reports.
The letter reportedly tells Gordon that "As a practical matter, this means you no longer have access to the House Minority Office and staff."
An explicit reason for the decision has not yet been given. Earlier this month, Newberry sent Gordon a warning letter after he reportedly made derogatory comments about fellow Republicans.
Gordon stirred up controversy earlier this year after making comments on a Tiverton-Little Compton Patch article about the newly formed at .
On the article, Gordon commented: "And this is why if I have anything to say about it, Tiverton will lose school funding to local charter schools. It doesn't matter if gay or straight, if sexual meet-up groups are being promoted in our schools rather than improving test scores, that school is failing. Is it really more important for our children to get 'sexed-up', than learning advanced math?"