Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin Tries To Deploy National Guards To The Border

Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin is tried to make some big moves in the absence of Governor Brad Little. Firstly, she issued an executive order banning employers from forcing employees to take the vaccine. She also made an attempt to deploy National Guards to the border to tackle the crisis at the Mexico-Texas border. Furthermore, she said, “As of Wednesday, my constitutional authority as Governor affords me the power of activating the Idaho National Guard. As the Adjutant General, I am requesting information from you on the steps needed for the Governor to activate the National Guard.”

Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin
Source: KHQ

Idaho Governor Brad Little Criticizes Janice McGeachin For Trying To Deploy Troops

Idaho Governor Brad Little made it very clear from Texas that he would reverse any orders issued by Janice. He also criticized Janice for attempting to send National Guards to the border in his absence. Little is currently is Texas to discuss the border issue with other GOP Governors. Moreover, he said, “Before I even left the state, the Lt. Governor unabashedly requested information from the Adjutant General to deploy our National Guard to the border.”

Idaho Governor Brad Little
Source: Idaho Statesman

Janice McGeachin Fails In Her Attempt To Deploy Troops

Janice’s attempt to deploy troops failed as Major General Michael J. Garshak rejected her request. He said, “I am unaware of any request for Idaho National Guard assistance under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) from Texas or Arizona. As you are aware, the Idaho National Guard is not a law enforcement agency.”

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