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Idaho governor repeals political rival's executive order

Janice McGeachin
Posted at 4:20 PM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 18:20:33-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho governor has issued an executive order repealing his political rival’s executive order from the previous day involving COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandatory testing.

Republican Gov. Brad Little issued the order Wednesday while still in Texas, a move that challenges the state’s longstanding practice of making the lieutenant governor acting governor when the governor is out of state.

Far-right Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who is running for governor, issued her order Tuesday, and also sought to activate the Idaho National Guard and send soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Little's order appears to lay the legal groundwork to determine who is in charge when the governor leaves the state.