Idaho's Anti-Lockdown Lieutenant Governor Has Gone Rogue - 2020-05-25
When the Republican governor of Idaho issued a plan to safely reopen businesses in the state, he ordered bars to stay closed until at least June 13. Last weekend, in defiance of those guidelines, Idaho's lieutenant governor—also a Republican—reopened the tavern she owns with her family in Idaho Falls.
A few days before reopening The Celt Pub and Grill, Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin penned a scathing op-ed in which she slammed Gov. Brad Little's oversight of the coronavirus pandemic.
"As Lieutenant Governor, I am one heartbeat away from the governor's chair," McGeachin wrote. State residents, she added, were "sidelined and left to watch silently as the government closed Main Street by unilaterally deciding which businesses were 'essential' and which ones were not."