Former Rep. Max Rose announced his new bid Monday, December 6, to take back his previous seat in Congress. Rose was elected to Congress in 2018, serving one term before losing his seat to Nicole Malliotakis. Rose will first have to compete with Democratic socialist Brittany Ramos DeBarro in the Democratic primary before there is a potential rematch with Malliotakis.
Rose is a 35-year old Afghan war veteran awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. Rose says he is focused on fighting back against corruption in Washington and public health related to COVID-19 and the opioid crisis. He also wants to help small businesses that are having a hard time and wants to combat child care and healthcare concerns.
“This is about supporting our families and supporting our communities,” says Rose.
Rose was very active in re-opening hospitals by COVID during the pandemic by taking the lead on the Compassionate Companion Volunteer Program. This is a program to help connect hospitalized patients with loved ones, provide companionship for patients without family, and bridge language gaps between patients and health care providers
Rose was the first member of Congress to sign the letter asking Donald Trump to pardon Shalom Weiss. He has also demonstrated past pro-Israel efforts, inc
luding his support of the Abraham Accords and the normalization of ties between Israel and the UAE. Rose demonstrated this via his resolution introduced in the House in October of 2020, voicing support for establishing diplomatic relations between Israel and the two Gulf states and calls on other Arab and Muslim countries to establish full relations with Israel.