As virus cases spike across the country, many states, such as Idaho, have taken measures to halt the spread by enacting social distancing restrictions.
The state's Lieutenant Governor, Janice McGeachin, believes these safety precautions are an assault on citizens' freedom.
She believes this despite the fact that the restrictions have been put in place by her own Governor, Brad Little.
To reaffirm her "commitment to freedom," McGeachin appeared in a video for Idaho Freedom TV, where she can be seen driving around with a gun and a bible, protecting people's "freedom."
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In the strange appearance, McGeachin says:
"We recognize that all of us by nature are free and equal and have certain inalienable rights among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and pursuing happiness and protecting safety."
@JaniceMcGeachin If god will protect you why do you need a gun? Honestly, how are these people elected? Is educatio… https://t.co/3wWl6F9xSU— Antifa made me do it (@Antifa made me do it)1604077871.0
McGeachin, who also believes same-sex marriage to be a sin, was widely mocked on Twitter.
@TommyAhlquist @JaniceMcGeachin disgusting! What a disgrace to Idaho.— Karen (@Karen)1603838140.0
@idahofreedom This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. Good ole’ @JaniceMcGeachin doin’ what she does best, look… https://t.co/P8VfJs88BC— Amanda (@Amanda)1603837517.0
@DanteUSAInferno @JaniceMcGeachin If she has the Bible, why does she need the gun?— Smoggie till the day I die (@Smoggie till the day I die)1604086289.0
If McGeachin had paid a little closer attention to her Bible, she might have noticed that guns really aren't the kind of thing Jesus would like.
@JaniceMcGeachin How do people like this get elected?🤔 Driving around with a gun in one hand and a Bible in the ot… https://t.co/RDWfB40uD3— Midwestny (@Midwestny)1604043318.0
@JaniceMcGeachin @KTVBBrian Deaths will be on your hands, you irresponsible #CoVidiot. People listen, you discount… https://t.co/EwlnoXC0jB— Daniel Hart (@Daniel Hart)1604081219.0
Driving around with a gun and a Bible doesn't seem like the most effective method of defeating the virus.
Could you be any weirder or creepier, @JaniceMcGeachin? https://t.co/5LAft4Pzea— David Gaines Ⓥ 🎼⚾🏀🏑🏐 (@David Gaines Ⓥ 🎼⚾🏀🏑🏐)1604074463.0
@PoliticsReid I was born in Idaho just like my Dad, my family was there since the 1880's, this absolutely appals me… https://t.co/NTG0mjy5iC— Debs was right (@Debs was right)1604027319.0
Human life is, ultimately, more important than a person's right to eat inside a restaurant.
@PoliticsReid How do these awful people put guns together with Jesus? I’ll NEVER understand how they square “love t… https://t.co/npsWIA2JrH— Kristi🖖🏼 (@Kristi🖖🏼)1604024772.0
@PoliticsReid A firearm is dangerous but using the Word of God to justify ignorant, rebellious, harmful behavior is… https://t.co/rh1NneToez— Lindsey Appiah (@Lindsey Appiah)1604058210.0
If Lieutenant Governor McGeachin has such a huge problem with pandemic restrictions, she might want to consider talking to her boss, the Governor, instead of taking her gun and Bible out for a random drive.