“I wouldn’t waste my time trying to run as a Republican here because I couldn’t get elected in a Republican primary these days,” said the former Boise State University president, who laments the GOP’s rightward shift in recent years.
Of the 105 senators and representatives, 25 lawmakers voted 90 percent or more in support of the issues Idaho Business for Education identified.
As Idaho hospitals face an unprecedented calamity, the consistent message to voluntarily get vaccinated and wear a mask is sounding weary — as if it is shouldering the weight of much of our collective COVID fatigue.
Republican state representatives descended on the House floor after rallying anti-vaccine-mandate protesters on the steps of the State Capitol Wednesday.
“The COVID-19 ‘vaccine’ has been weaponized to create division and mistrust among neighbors,” Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, wrote last week. But it’s unlikely that House members will be able to take any concrete action Wednesday on vaccine mandates.
The lieutenant governor’s education task force needs the Legislature — specifically, like-minded conservatives who hold considerable sway at the Statehouse — because the group is otherwise short on allies.