PETITION: Override Little’s vetoes of bills to trim executive power

Idaho Freedom Action Vice President Dustin Hurst released the following statement in response to Gov. Brad Little’s plan to veto House Bill 135 and Senate Bill 1136: 

“Idahoans sent lawmakers to Boise this January with one mandate: Rein in the power of the executive branch. 

“Residents from across the state recognized that Gov. Brad Little has abused the power and authority of his office in the name of public safety. In an indefinitely-extended state of emergency, the executive branch unilaterally overtook legislative duties, like allocating billions of taxpayer dollars. The executive branch took control over all aspects of Idahoans’ daily lives. As a result of the governor’s actions, families and businesses suffered.  

“Lawmakers, thankfully, took action. They passed House Bill 135 and Senate Bill 1136 to protect Idahoans’ rights to freely gather, worship, and work. These popular bills were thoughtfully crafted to trim executive power while still allowing the state to respond properly to emergencies and disasters. 

“Both bills passed by veto-proof majorities, a testament to their popularity among lawmakers. 

“Today, in an embarrassingly tone deaf press conference, Little announced his plan to veto the two measures. Anyone who reads the actual bills can clearly see Little’s concerns about Idaho being unable to respond to natural disasters are simply untrue. 

“In reality, the governor is desperately clinging to power after this stinging rebuke by lawmakers. His vetoes mean future governors would be able extend emergencies indefinitely with no legislative oversight. 

“It’s shameful. 

“Idahoans tired of Little’s overreach need to be heard right now. Sign the Idaho Freedom Action petition here to urge lawmakers to override the governor’s vetoes on these two bills.”

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20 Replies to “PETITION: Override Little’s vetoes of bills to trim executive power”

    1. Some balls this guy (Little) has. We the People have spoken and what does this petty tyrant do? Overrides the will of the People. If Covid was a pandemic, you wouldn’t need a TV to know it. It was planned to get Trump out of office and take down America. The USA is officially under UN control. Biden wasn’t elected, he was appointed.

    2. Mr. Little D, you are exactly what wrong with this world and a disgusting being in my opinion and I’m positive I speak for far more than not. Your days as an offical representing Idaho will come to an end sooner than later is my guess.

  1. I hope he has a constitutional competitor for the next election. We have a leftist in there now, we don’t need any more.

  2. Time to reign in the runaway abuse of power by a poll-reactive, non-critically thinking, lifelong politico. Let’s hope the GOP has the courage to support an opponent that values Idahoans freedoms over the latest non-existent “Crisis du Jour”!

  3. The state belongs to Idahoans little represents big business. We need liberty and true conservative plans for our state not republican swamp plans

  4. Please over ride the Governor’s veto of these 2 bills. He needs to be replaced, he isn’t listening to the voices of the people he represents.

  5. No one deserves this kind of power, especially someone who is supposed to be working FOR and not AGAINST the people of Idaho. He has done enough damage!

  6. This dude just seems to be power hungry. We need a true patriot who is for the people, otherwise Idaho is just going to end up like all the other states that surround it.

  7. Having come from a state that has a Democratic governor that has taken that state down the road to distruction I see very little difference between that state and this one when looking at the leadership. Always wanted to do what they want to do instead of what they were elected to do.

  8. They have forgotten about the people who put them in office. Or the proper roll of government. They cannot put a safety net up catch everyone., or think they can create a fail safe environment That not the roll we elected them to do.

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  10. You can definitely tell the governor is being controlled by special interests and not the people of Idaho. He does the bidding of all the lobbyists that are at the Capitol day in and day out, and does not care what the representatives of the people have done to reign in his unchecked power. Override his veto!

  11. Do the right thing and listen to your people that voted for you. If not they will remember this come election. We are proud of Idaho and do not want you to take the slippery slope that other states have taken. Do the right thing and stop the nonsense!

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