Idaho Public Radio's McGeachin and Little battle over COVID-related executive orders — again details a situation where as soon as Idaho's Governor left the state on official business the Lieutenant Governor acted to reverse the governor actions.
The article links to this tweeted statement (image of text) which begins:
I am in Texas performing my duties as the duly elected Governor of Idaho, and I have not authorized the Lt. Governor to act on my behalf...
In a military chain of command, this would be challenged and swiftly dealt with.
In a corporate chain of command, probably the same. In the 21st century, traveling on business is not an automatic relinquishing of authority.
But this is politics, and these are elected officials. So I'd like to ask:
Question: Why doesn't the Governor of the US state of Idaho fire the Lt. Governor for insubordination? Can they be punished in any way at all?
Or is the maximum remedy (for the moment) simply reversing the Lt. Governor's action and going after them in political ways via statements?