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House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon

The representative received notice of the decision on Wednesday.

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?"

Robert E September 09, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Joe This state has a million residents and the Teabaggers can only get 200 people to show up to attend a rally in North Kingstown, pitiful. The illegal aliens get more people then that to show up to the State House for a rally.
Robert E September 09, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Joe Sousa.deleted his comment on the article House GOP Caucus Expels Rep. Dan Gordon "The shill can't stand it when average citizens learn about the fraud that was perpetrated on them by the people we trusted with our Government, and finances. I C FAT Informed Citizens For an Affordable Tiverton" Whats the matter Joe realize this comment refered to Dan Gordon so you had to delete it?
David September 09, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Joe what legislation regarding pensions did Gordy put forth and then jump up and down to the media to present? NOTHING. TCC = no results
Robert Johnson September 12, 2011 at 04:40 PM
Joe Sousa regarding Dan Gordon Joe Sousa. 6:06pm on Thursday, September 8, 2011 Jimmy, I never once said I saw or had knowledge of this company. I did say many small companies have closed their doors do to the crash in the housing market. Thanks to the progressive liberal politicians who killed the market, but that"s another story. He closed the doors and took a job as a State Rep. Probably making more than some contractors are right now. I hear the same people who post all the time making the same noise . The majority of the people are to busy working to give a good chit From Rep. Brian Newberry's Facebook: Dan Gordon: I couldn't agree more. In my line of work, commercial construction, I deal with a wide variety of issues involving law and legislation. Examples: Building codes, worker's comp., contract law, unemployment insurance, bonding, liability insur...ance, E-Verify, background checks for employees on Federal projects, and many more. Shall I be subject to imposition by an unelected body because of my duality as a self-employed person that espouses rugged individualism, and a duly-elected law maker? That in itself promotes corruption by political appointees. April 13 at 8:05pm Which is it Joe, knowledge of his company or no knowledge? You wrote Dan Gordon "closed the doors and took a job as a State Rep.", when did that happen?
DSilva September 12, 2011 at 07:58 PM
Really I just can't understand anyone defending this guy if you have actually met him. Despite what Joe or anyone else sees as good intentions, he is just not a proper representative. Every time I have seen him he is condescending and cool and just doesn't have a grasp on the issues. Fine if Joe and others want to go have a beer with the guy, but we must not defend those who have no business representing the people even if they are part of our "party."

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