White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany praised the Supreme Court on Tuesday for striking down a Montana law banning religious schools from receiving governmental aid.
The Tuesday 5-4 ruling allows religious schools to receive tax credit scholarships under a program in Montana, which the state’s revenue department had sought to prevent. McEnany praised the decision as a helpful step in the Trump administration’s push for school choice, according to CBS News’ Mark Knoller.
States, she said, “may no longer hide behind rules motivated by insidious bias against Catholics.”
WH hails SCOTUS decision striking down Montana ban on aid to religious school. In written statement, @PressSec says states “may no longer hide behind rules motivated by insidious bias against Catholics.” She says Trump Administration views “school choice” as a civil rights issue.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 30, 2020
The White House wasn’t the only group to praise the decision. The Project 21 black leadership network also said the decision would make it easier for black students to gain access to better schools. (RELATED: NH Dem Backtracks After Saying School Choice Only Works For The ‘Well Educated’)
“The justices in the majority tore down