ABC News reports:
With the governor out of the state, Idaho’s lieutenant governor issued an executive order Thursday banning mask mandates in schools and public buildings, saying the face-covering directives threatened people’s freedom.
Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is acting governor while Gov. Brad Little is at the Republican Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee. He was expected to return Thursday evening.
Last week, McGeachin announced her run for governor, challenging the first-term incumbent Little. McGeachin is on the far right of the political spectrum in the conservative state, and her order could bolster her support as a candidate for governor.
Read the full article. As I’ve previously reported, McGeachin has been linked to militia groups.
Where things are in the GOP in a nutshell: MAGA-friendly Lt Gov of Idaho who wants to challenge *current* GOP Gov in next primary, takes advantage of gov’s trip out of state to issue order banning mask mandates in schools and public buildings. https://t.co/Goplp4wYN2
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 27, 2021