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House GOP Leaders Blast Montgomery County Private Schools Decision

August 2nd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

House Republicans today decried the decision by the Montgomery County Health Officer to prohibit private and religious schools from opening to in-person instruction until at least October 1. House Minority Leader Nic Kipke and House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga sent a letter to the Governor requesting that he take action to overturn this decision. 

"The Maryland Board of Education has said schools can open to in-person instruction if they comply with CDC guidelines and the guardrails established by the state," said House Minority Leader Nic Kipke. "Every public school administration in the state has been given the opportunity to make a decision on reopening, the same opportunity should be afforded to private and religious schools."

"This is a blatant abuse of power by an unelected bureaucrat," said House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga. "To threaten imprisonment for the act of reopening a religious schools is draconian and flies in the face of the religious freedoms this state was founded on." 

The letter is available here 

16 Responses to “House GOP Leaders Blast Montgomery County Private Schools Decision”

  1. August 02, 2020 at 8:01 am, Bob said:

    The Democrat war on the Bill of Rights continues.


    • August 02, 2020 at 8:50 am, Jay said:

      Where does it say anything about threatening imprisonment?


  2. August 02, 2020 at 8:59 am, jim said:

    Make them use virtual learning. Then they can churn out public school idiots too.


  3. August 02, 2020 at 10:28 am, Welchy said:

    They want TOTAL control.


    • August 02, 2020 at 2:19 pm, Jay said:

      That’s BS Welchy. You must be comparing Allegany Co. to counties downstate. There is no comparison. Montgomery Co has well over 1,000,000 residents. Our county population is less than 7% of that. Montgomery has over 165,000 public school students in 207 schools. We have about 8,500 students in 22 schools. Do you think they might have a good reason for being cautious? Has nothing to do with the Bill of Rights or control over anyone.


    • August 02, 2020 at 3:11 pm, Jay said:

      Now this is what I call total CONTROL!

      A list of things Trump is banning to get the nation back on track:

      Sarah Cooper

      He’s playing golf this weekend while the pandemic rages and his daughter and son-in-law are making millions in private businesses while working in the WH.


      • August 02, 2020 at 3:30 pm, Bob said:

        > It has been remarkable how long you hysterical nancys have kept up your tantrums.


        • August 02, 2020 at 4:20 pm, Jay said:

          It’s not that hard. 3 1/2 years and counting.


          • August 02, 2020 at 4:20 pm, Jay said:

            And we’re pushing 20,000 lies or false and misleading statements.

          • August 02, 2020 at 8:26 pm, Bob said:

            > You unhinged ones have told a lot more than 20,000 lies.

      • August 02, 2020 at 3:34 pm, Joe Wellberg said:

        > It seems we got both parties in different levels banning everything and is illegal in every sense that if taken to court the courts would strike down, Closures, Quarantines on people from states that aren’t from their own. Shoving masks in peoples throats. Not allowing people to vote absentee due to age reasons or virus concerns. Also shutting down apps because they ruined someones rally. Yes I am saying this about Montgomery County, President trump. Governors like Cuomo or Mayor Lightfoot and New England Governors.


  4. August 02, 2020 at 12:30 pm, DAVE said:

    Why are they doing this? John 15: 18-21, they hate and persecute Christians because they hate Jesus. “ But all these things they will do to you on account of My name, because they do not know Him who sent Me” John 15:21. Don’t be surprised that unbelievers do what they do, they hate our God.


  5. August 02, 2020 at 12:54 pm, Ron said:

    You shouldn’t feel singled out all the public schools and non religious private schools are closed too.


    • August 02, 2020 at 1:14 pm, DAVE said:

      I don’t know that may be true but the article only mentioned private and religious schools, that is all that I have to go on. >


  6. August 02, 2020 at 12:58 pm, Peter said:

    As always, the truth is in the pudding. Well, in this case it’s in the scientific data.
    Montgomery County has average of 120 new Covid 19 cases per day and 86 Hospitalizations per day. If I would live in Montgomery County, it would concern me. But that is just me.


  7. August 02, 2020 at 7:36 pm, MARTIN D FORNWALT said:

    As I have said for the past 40 years. It doesn’t matter, what party. You can’t trust them! No matter their party! The money, POWER, greedy, are all easy to corrupt themselves! I have also said! If not a crook going in to no matter what office! tHEY ARE corrupt soon after! With the truths, the untruths, are abounding. Even the MEDIA in the pocket of the CRIMINAL SOCIALIST COMMUNIST CORRUPT THIEVING PARTY OF THE DUMBASSACRATS! WHO! MOST BE HUNG FOR TREASON DONE TO OUR COUNTRY! THE MONEY STOLEN! You can’t truth anyone! ANYMORE!


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