Idaho Lt. Gov. Hoists Gun and Bible in COVID-Denying Pro-“Freedom” Video

Idaho Lt. Gov. Hoists Gun and Bible in COVID-Denying Pro-“Freedom” Video

In a batshit crazy video, a slew of Idaho Republicans denounce all the state and local emergency orders meant to protect people during the COVID crisis. They’re angry that churches can’t gather indoors and in-person, that restaurants can’t be jam-packed, and that some cities are requiring people to wear masks in certain essential places (like grocery stores).

These conservatives want FREEDOM… to spread the virus everywhere they go.

It’s not surprising, I guess, that they officials would appear in a video that denies the seriousness of the pandemic… but it’s still jarring to see Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin hold up a Bible and a gun as examples of what she fears losing. (Because wearing a mask apparently violates the First and Second Amendments…?)

 

Interestingly enough, Gov. Brad Little, also a Republican, doesn’t appear in that video at all — because he’s (obviously) supported the executive orders that his partner over here opposes. (They’ve had public spats about how he’s handled COVID. He’s pushed for some restrictions. She’s in the Donald Trump camp that says if you just pretend the virus doesn’t exist, everything can just magically go back to normal.)

It’s not like Little has even done all that much. There’s no mask mandate. There’s no lockdown. He’s basically doing the bare minimum.

Idaho has no statewide mask mandate. Some counties and cities have instituted them.

It’s not the first time the GOP lawmakers have been critical of Little’s pandemic response. Seven of the eight representatives in the IFF video attended a rogue “special session” this summer where lawmakers declared Little’s actions, including his stay-home order in the spring, unconstitutional. The Idaho Attorney General’s Office has defended the legality of the governor’s moves.

McGeachin, who in the video displays a Bible and a handgun as she reads a line from the Idaho Constitution, has attended rallies in opposition of Little’s orders.

As one commenter under the video pointed out, “This is what happens when we don’t spend money on education in Idaho.”

 

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9 thoughts on “Idaho Lt. Gov. Hoists Gun and Bible in COVID-Denying Pro-“Freedom” Video

  1. Keith October 30, 2020 / 11:30

    Scottie, I think it was Upton Sinclair who said – When terrorism comes to America it will be carry a weapon and a bible draped with an American flag. I likely got the quote wrong but the gist is the same. Keith

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    • Scottie October 30, 2020 / 11:47

      Hello Keith. I had heard of the quote and I agree with it. I googled it. Thanks. Hugs

      When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.
      Sinclair Lewis

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          • Scottie October 30, 2020 / 15:35

            Hello Keith. It is OK, you led me to the right quote and the meaning was what was important. Grand job. Hugs

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  2. Nan October 30, 2020 / 12:20

    And THIS is the state that certain idiots in So. Oregon want to become a part of!!! The referendum is on our ballot … glory be I hope it’s soundly defeated so it doesn’t go one fraction of an inch further.

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    • Scottie October 30, 2020 / 12:26

      Hello Nan. Is it even legal? If it passes what then? I thought state boundaries were made by congress. Hugs

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      • Nan October 30, 2020 / 12:30

        I don’t know all the details … I’m pretty sure this is just the first step, but if they get enough people supporting the idea, I’m sure they’re go forward with it. There’s undoubtedly a lot of hoops to jump through (at least I hope so!) but you know how determined Repukes can be when they get an idea into their head! I just might have to take up praying …

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        • Scottie October 30, 2020 / 12:37

          Hello Nan. I would rather take up drinking. It would have as much effect on the out come. Hugs

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