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Idaho Hispanic Chamber drops McGeachin from conference lineup

Posted: 12:55 PM, Mar 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-26 18:55:23Z

NAMPA — The Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has dropped the state's Republican lieutenant governor from the list of speakers for a women entrepreneurs’ conference next month.

Chamber CEO Diane Bevan told the Idaho Press that Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is no longer speaking -- after the chamber board voted to modify the conference agenda.

Bevan says the chamber does not support events that could be perceived as having a political bias.

McGeachin faced backlash last month after she posted on Facebook a photo of herself with members of an anti-government group.

The later deleted post showed her with supporters of Todd Engel, who was sentenced to prison for his role in a 2014 standoff near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy.

McGeachin says she was "disappointed" with the chamber's decision.

(by Associated Press)