This has been building for a couple of years in the senate and current actions did not come as a surprise nor off of "flat seas." The issue relates to the caucus, any caucus. Some members of the legislature use a political party to get elected, are sworn into the legislative body and then join a group that works against the party and against the body. Imagine becoming a member of Rotary and immediately forming and joining a Kiwanis Caucus to put Kiwanis interests ahead of Rotary's.

I simply oppose the divisiveness of the caucus - any caucus. By any definition they are a special interest group and for best or worse they can become more powerful than the body from which they are expected to govern. Any legislator whose name appears on the masthead of a caucus should resign from the legislature and work for the lobby group they seem to value more.

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Mike, you say that, but you continue to defend those who are part of the Main Street Caucus or take their marching orders from IACI.

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I don't support any caucus. But I did not see where the pro tempore used his caucus letterhead or position to take the actions he did. If so then please direct me to them. But look at all of the noise from the anti-Republicans calling foul. None of them were elected on a caucus ballot. Just how much deceit and little integrity can they have?

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Wow, Brian. You said so much better than I could exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for shining the truth and calling for his removal as President Pro Tem and as Senator. He is promoting fascism in Idaho, pure and simple.

Mr. Google, please define fascism:

From Mr. Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism

1. often capitalized: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

2. a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

early instances of army fascism and brutality

—J. W. Aldridge

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