Two GOP Governors Take Actions That Go Against Conservative Policies

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Gov. Mark Gordon
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Two Republican governors made headlines on Wednesday for taking actions that contradict party policies on two major issues.

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon reportedly forced a doctor off the state’s Board of Medicine for sending a February email to state representatives encouraging them to support “Chloe’s Law,” a bill that bans gender affirming care for minors.

“The evidence and medical data on gender affirming care is all over the board,” Cubin wrote in the email, which was obtained by Cowboy State Daily.

“Unfortunately, much of the data on both sides is politically charged and it is difficult to decipher exactly what is true and what is not true.”

The bill easily passed through the state House and Senate, with Gordon signing into law with reluctance.

“I signed [Chloe’s Law] because I support the protections this bill includes for children; however, it is my belief that the government is straying into the personal affairs of families,” Gordon remarked at the time.

Even though he signed the legislation into law, Gordon was reportedly not thrilled about Cuban’s email, which he believed showed bias from Board of Medicine member.

“Medical professionals should be confident that their licensure, which is their livelihood, will be handled professionally and clinically examined on merits alone,” the Republican lawmaker stated.

“Even the appearance of bias can be disquieting as well as erode confidence in the board’s presumed impartiality.”

He was also unhappy that Cubin’s remarks could have been viewed as representative of the Wyoming Medical Society, which he is a member of, as an entity.

In his email, Cubin slammed WMS board members for prioritizing “politics over their stated mission of physician advocacy.”

Gordon sent Cubin a letter on April 22, indicating that he planned to “remove” him from the Board of Medicine for making political commentary.

Cubin chose to resign on April 29, rather than put up a fight.

“At the end of the day, I stood up for my principles, I stood up for what’s right, and I stood up for the children in the state of Wyoming,” he told the outlet.

On Tuesday, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, let a bill pass that that would ban “ghost guns,” or firearms without serial numbers.

The new legislation will require owners of the firearms, which are typically 3D printed, or build from kits purchased online, to take the weapons to a licensed firearm dealer to etch a serial number onto the gun and perform a background check on the owner.

According to a local news outlet, Scott wrote a letter to state Congress that questioned the “practicality and impact” of the bill, but said he allowed it to pass without his signature because he agrees that “firearms should be serialized.”


  1. This is why republicans always get their ass handed to them. Democrats play partisan hardball while Republicans play wimpy whiffle ball. Republicans need to grow a spine and stop placating liberals.

  2. Does anyone think that a criminal will have his ghost gun serialized and have a background check run on himself. That law only attacks those who abide by their constitutional rights.

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