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Lt. Gov. McGeachin Responds to Gov. Little Rescinding Her Ban on Mask Mandates

By • May 28, 2021

Things have heated up between Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin and Governor Brad Little.

Yesterday, McGeachin signed an Executive Order as acting Governor that banned mask mandates by all government entities, including public schools. Today, Little rescinded the Executive Order which now means that mask mandates that were in place before the order have been restored.

McGeachin has now responded on social media to Little rescinding her order with the following post:

Yesterday, I signed an Executive Order banning mask mandates in Idaho, including in our public schools. Today, Gov. Little chose to revoke your personal freedom by rescinding my order and imposing mask mandates on thousands of Idaho children, rejecting the conservative solutions embraced by leaders like Gov. Abbott in Texas and Gov. DeSantis in Florida.

I understand that protecting individual liberty means fighting against tyranny at ALL levels of government — federal, state, and local. It is your God-given right to make your own health decisions, and no state, city, or school district ever has the authority to violate your unalienable rights.

As your Lt. Governor, I remain undeterred and unwavering in my commitment to defend your rights and freedoms against all who would violate them. Now, more than ever, we must stand together against those who prioritize their own power above individual liberty.

You can review Idaho Dispatch’s story on the Executive Order here.

You can review Little’s Press Release about rescinding the Executive Order here.

Do you believe McGeachin should have done the Executive Order banning mask mandates by local government entities? Do you believe Little was right to rescind the Executive Order?

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Tags: Brad Little, Executive Order, Janice McGeachin, Mask Mandate