Idaho’s Lt. Gov. issued an executive order banning mask mandates while the governor was out of state

Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin
Idaho Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin in March 2021.

  • Idaho’s Lt. Gov. issued an executive order banning mask mandates while the governor was out of state.
  • The office of Gov. Brad Little said he wasn’t aware of Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s plan.
  • McGeachin announced last week that she plans on running for governor herself.
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Idaho’s Lt. Gov. issued an executive order that banned mask mandates while the state’s governor was away.

Janice McGeachin issued the order on Thursday, when Gov. Brad Little was out of the state and she was serving as acting governor, ABC News reported.

McGeachin announced last week that she’s running for governor, criticizing coronavirus restrictions as part of her announcement.

According to ABC, Little’s office said the governor was not aware of McGeachin’s plan, and did not comment on what Little would do when back in the state.

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