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It's time to clean house in Boise

| August 12, 2021 1:00 AM

The current power trio in Boise are House Speaker Scott Bedke, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, and State Affairs Committee Chair Brent Crane. Representative Crane is also a member of the ironically named “Ethics” Committee. That committee is chaired by one of my representatives here in District 1, Sage Dixon.

Dixon has aspirations to become a member of house leadership. But to get there he feels he must do the bidding of house speaker Bedke. If Bedke gets his way he expects to become our next lieutenant governor. Thus creating an opening in leadership for Dixon.

But there is a stumbling block in Bedke's path. Representative Priscilla Giddings, a true conservative and one of Idaho’s most loved and liberty-minded representatives, is also running for lieutenant governor.

And so is it just coincidence that Representative Giddings was brought before the unethical “Ethics” committee who recommended censure and her removal from one of her committee seats.

And why? For sharing a link to a news article that dared to present both sides of the Ehlinger story. (Who among us is not guilty of that?) The link had the name of an adult accuser of now former Representative Aaron Von Ehlinger. No charges were ever filed against Von Ehlinger.

There is nothing ethical about this committee or the House overlords.

It’s time to clean House in Boise.

MARK QUINN

Moyie Springs