HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Idaho (Group) » Idaho governor repeals "i...

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:20 PM

Idaho governor repeals "irresponsible" mask mandate ban issued while he was out of town

Idaho Governor Brad Little repealed an executive order that prohibits the enforcement of mask mandates in the state, calling it "an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt," according to a statement the Republican released Friday.

The face mask ban was signed by Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, also a Republican, while Little was out of town.

"An executive order that was issued while I was out of state this week runs contrary to a basic conservative principle – the government closest to the people governs best," said Little said in his statement.

"I do not like petty politics. I do not like political stunts over the rule of law."

In McGeachin's order, political subdivisions like public schools would be prohibited in Idaho from mandating face masks. It followed a similar executive order in Texas which has barred most government entities from requiring face masks.

At: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mask-mandate-idaho-repeal/

Idaho Governor Brad Little endures a recent speech by Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin.

McGeachin's order barring public institutions from mandating face masks, signed while Gov. Little was out of state, was likely unconstitutional according to the Idaho Attorney General’s office.

McGeachin, a Trump ideologue, is seeking the governor's office in Idaho elections next year.

2 replies, 1833 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Idaho governor repeals "irresponsible" mask mandate ban issued while he was out of town (Original post)
peppertree May 2021 OP
CurtEastPoint May 2021 #1
peppertree May 2021 #2

Response to peppertree (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:29 PM

1. LOW IQ: adhering to all the talking points. Igno-twit

McGeachin belongs to the Republican Party,[33][35][36][22] and has appeared at a rally for the Three Percenters, an anti-government militia movement group.[15] She opposes abortion and same-sex marriage, and supports gun rights.[37] She opposes Medicaid expansion and was a leading opponent of 2018 Proposition 2, a voter initiative to expand Medicaid coverage to about 62,000 Idahoans.[37][38] She opposes minimum wages, believing that government should play no role in determining wages.[37]

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:48 PM

2. Yep. Another Trump-thauritarian gunning for the nomination in 2024

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread