With gov. out of state, Idaho lieut. gov. signs order prohibiting mask mandates

With gov. out of state, Idaho lieut. gov. signs order prohibiting mask mandates
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[Ed. – When the cat’s away.  They’re both Republicans, but the Lt. Gov. (Janice McGeachin) seems to be the one with the cojones.  The feature image is our favorite Idaho-themed art.  Who needs another picture of a mask?]

Republican Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin took full advantage of a day as acting governor in Republican Gov. Brad Little’s absence to do away with mask mandates in her state.

With Little traveling out of state and Idaho law granting the acting governor the same powers as the sitting governor, McGeachin signed Executive Order 2021-07, prohibiting the state, public schools, and all other “political subdivisions” from imposing mask mandates.

“Today, as acting Governor of the State of Idaho, I signed an Executive Order to protect the rights and liberties of individuals and businesses by prohibiting the state and its political subdivisions — including public schools — from imposing mask mandates in our state,” McGeachin tweeted Thursday along with a picture of her executive order.

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