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Republican infighting in Idaho over the coronavirus has reached a new low

October 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Idaho Lt. Gov.-elect Janice McGeachin gives her victory speech in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin and 10 Republican state legislators (or legislators to be) appeared in a video earlier this week in which they seemed to openly question the existence of the coronavirus pandemic while also insisting they would follow no state or local emergency orders relating to the fight against Covid-19.

Janice McGeachin and 10 Republican state legislators (or legislators to be) appeared in a video earlier this week in which they seemed to openly question the existence of the coronavirus pandemic while also insisting they would follow no state or local emergency orders relating to the fight against Covid-19.

McGeachin, who has repeatedly clashed with Republican Gov. Brad Little over what she believes to be his onerous response to the pandemic, is featured in the video holding a Bible -- and then placing a gun on said Bible -- as she reads from the state's Constitution.

Earlier this year, the Idaho Statesman's Cynthia Sewell reported that the two top Republican elected officials hadn't spoken to each other in weeks, and that McGeachin had personally defied Little's executive orders to control the spread of the coronavirus in the Gem State.

The governor and lieutenant governor in Idaho are not elected as a ticket, meaning that McGeachin holds no real loyalty to Little despite the fact that they are both Republicans.

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