(HorizonPost.com) – In “Henry V,” William Shakespeare wrote, “While the cat’s away, the mice will play.” If one substitutes “Governor” and “Lieutenant Governor,” they might describe the recent happenings in Idaho. The cat in the story is Brad Little (it is unknown if he wears hats or not), and the mouse is Janice McGeachin, both Republicans.
Little traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to attend a conference of the Republican Governors Association, leaving McGeachin in charge as the acting Governor. She quickly put her beliefs into play. Seeing the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and the CDC’s loosening of mask mandates, she issued an executive order preventing any subdivision of the state government from requiring the use of masks in schools or public buildings.
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. #idpol pic.twitter.com/Nmb6DX9v6X
— Janice McGeachin (@JaniceMcGeachin) May 27, 2021
She defended her actions to Fox News, saying they were necessary as a part of her oath to “uphold and protect the rights of our citizens.” She also said she wanted to show “trust and respect” in the citizens by imposing the order. Little, for his part, revoked the order within 24 hours and called it a political stunt, perhaps because McGeachin launched her own 2022 gubernatorial campaign.
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