[Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin] Let me offer some advice as Idaho’s duly elected Governor — governing in a silo is NOT governing. The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt. — Idaho’s governor, Brad Little
[Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin] Let me offer some advice as Idaho’s duly elected Governor — governing in a silo is NOT governing. The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt. — Idaho’s governor, Brad Little
Idaho’s governor repeals the lieutenant governor’s ban on mask mandates.
Idaho’s governor, Brad Little, said on Friday that he had repealed a ban on mask mandates that a political rival, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, had issued while he was traveling out of state for a conference of the Republican Governors Association.

“Let me offer some advice as Idaho’s duly elected Governor — governing in a silo is NOT governing,” Mr. Little said in a statement announcing the reversal. “The action that took place was an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt.”

In the government equivalent of throwing a party while your parents are out of town, Ms. McGeachin, who is also a Republican and recently announced a bid to challenge Mr. Little for governor, had issued an executive order on Thursday banning mask mandates while Mr. Little had traveled briefly to Nashville.

She signed an executive order forbidding the state, municipalities and public schools from requiring masks. It said that wearing masks had done “significant physical, mental, social and economic harm,” that they failed to serve a health or safety purpose and that they “unnecessarily restrict the rights and liberties of individuals and business.”

Mr. Little said in an executive order, which was effective immediately, that the repeal would be applied retroactively to include Thursday, when Ms. McGeachin issued the ban.


... Idaho did not have a statewide mask mandate, but an executive order effective May 21 required masks at long-term care facilities and said they were “strongly recommended” for others.
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