GOP Idaho Gov Rescinds Day-Old Mask Ban Ordered By “Self-Serving” GOP Lt Gov While He Was Out Of State

Boise’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Idaho Gov. Brad Little repealed an executive order banning mask mandates across the state Friday morning, 24 hours after Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin issued the surprise action while the governor was out of town.

In a statement, Little slammed McGeachin issuing the executive order as “an irresponsible, self-serving political stunt” that subverted the decisions of local officials and the people of Idaho.

McGeachin was serving as acting governor when she issued the order banning mask mandates statewide among state political entities, including schools. The order went into effect at 11 a.m. Thursday, catching districts by surprise in the middle of the school day.

Read the full article. Last week McGeachin, who is pals with militia groups, announced that she will challenge Little in the next election.