Idaho Governor Exposed as RINO

2
680

Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) on Friday repealed an executive order overriding local mask mandates, blasting his Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin (R) for issuing the order in his absence.

“The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt,” Little said in a statement.

The governor accused McGeachin’s order of usurping legislative powers with an “over-the-top executive action” that “amounts to tyranny.” His repeal order aims to “restore local control” over public health ordinances, permitting Idaho localities to impose mask mandates, including for children, if they deem it necessary to protect public health.

Idaho never adopted a statewide mask mandate because Little believed a top-down order from the state government would violate conservative principles respecting local government.

Earlier this week, Little was out of state to attend a meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Nashville, Tennessee. Idaho law elevates the lieutenant governor to serve as acting governor with all the governor’s powers “in case of temporary inability to perform his duties or in the case of his temporary absence from the state.”

While he was away, McGeachin used her temporary authority to issue the executive order banning local governments from implementing mask mandates.

McGeachin announced last week that she will run in the Republican primary for governor. She did not notify Little, her primary opponent, of her intention to issue the order.

“Taking the earliest opportunity to act solitarily on a highly politicized, polarizing issue without conferring with local jurisdictions, legislators and the sitting governor is, simply put, an abuse of power,” Little said, blasting McGeachin. “This kind of over-the-top executive action amounts to tyranny — something we all oppose.”

Little accused McGeachin’s order of violating Idaho state law, which provides that school district trustees, cities, counties, and public health districts have the power to enact policies to protect pubic health. The law also prohibits executive orders from changing state law.

“How ironic that the action comes from a person who has groused about tyranny, executive overreach, and balance of power for months,” Little said.

Read the rest of the article here.

Original article posted by Christ Pandolfo at The Blaze. Title changed by Montana Daily Gazette.




A CALL TO ACTION:

Bringing you conservative news and commentary means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find the truth intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.

For this reason, please consider supporting us directly. If you like what you are reading and desire to to see more, please support our work here.


Stay informed. Subscribe today.
Enter your email address below.

[yikes-mailchimp form="1"]



2 COMMENTS

  1. This does not make the governor a RINI, what an idiotic title change. I am against ANY executive fiat that bans or Ross to control people, good intentions or not. The governor in Idaho did the right thing. We are hypocrite of we say mask matters are wrong and then allow an anti mask mandate. The governor in Idaho is actually being consistent, in a good way! What needs to change is emergency powers and closing loopholes so this garbage stops happening with lockdowns abs mask mandates.

  2. Hi there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
    My blog looks weird when viewing from my iphone 4.
    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be
    able to resolve this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share.
    Thanks!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here