When the cat’s away …
Idaho’s politically ambitious lieutenant governor pushed through an executive order banning mask requirements while Gov. Brad Little was out of the state, according to a report.
Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin — who announced last week she’s vying for Little’s seat — went behind the executive’s back to enact the legislation while he was attending a Republican conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday, according to KTVB.
“The Lt. Governor did not make Governor Little aware of her executive order ahead of time,” the governor’s office told the local station.
McGeachin said she banned face-covering requirements in state-run buildings — including schools, libraries and hospitals — because the mandate threatens the “freedoms” of residents.
“I’ve been listening to people all across the state with the concern about, especially, why are little kids being forced to wear masks in school,” said McGeachin — who has not been vaccinated and says she doesn’t plan to be.
Gov. Brad Little’s office said