Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis called-out Rep. Max Rose for voting to prevent non-public schools across New York City from receiving federal funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the recently announced closures of St. Peter-St. Paul School in New Brighton, St. Joseph-St. Thomas School in Pleasant Plains and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Benedicta School in West Brighton, all in Staten Island, as well as a number of schools across the four other boroughs, Rose issued a news release attempting to blame this lack of funding and closures on the U.S. Senate not passing the Heroes Act. However, the latest stimulus legislation passed by Rose and Democrats in the House of Representatives would have made almost all non-public school ineligible for aid.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “Max Rose is a hypocrite pure and simple. The very schools that Max Rose cited as a reason to enact the HEROES Act would have been prevented from receiving the federal funding. Instead of playing politics with local school closings, he should be honest and admit that he either didn’t know what the partisan bill he voted for actually did, or he straight out lied about it.”

View the letter from Council for American Private Education (CAPE) stating the House version of HEROES Act would have hurt private and parochial schools: