Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Jared DeLoof issued the following statement regarding the Idaho GOP Platform Ranking System released today by the right-wing Institute for Legislative Analysis, a group closely aligned with the Idaho “Freedom Caucus” and Idaho GOP Chairwoman Dorothy Moon:

“The Idaho Republican Party continues its decline into an insular, paranoid, extreme, and exclusionary group where any independent thought results in censure and removal from the party. Today’s announcement of a new platform ranking system shows 40 of the 87 GOP members of the legislature receiving a failing grade when it comes to upholding the Idaho GOP Party Platform. The Idaho GOP platform is one of the most extreme party platforms in the country.”

The Idaho GOP Party Platform calls for:

  • Banning abortion care in ALL cases including rape, incest, and even in cases where the patient will die without it, including murder charges for anyone who gets or assists in an abortion procedure.
  • Overturning of the Obergefell ruling and any recognition of same-sex couples.
  • Repealing the Affordable Care Act with no replacement, which would cause hundreds of thousands of Idahoans to lose health coverage completely or lose coverage for preexisting conditions.
  • Repealing the 17th Amendment, which established the direct election of U.S. Senators.
  • The elimination of the Federal Reserve, which helps control inflation.
  • The institution of a gold and silver standard for currency, which would destabilize our financial system.

The Idaho Democratic Party will continue to operate as a ‘big tent’ party that understands differing opinions are part of our strength and that elected lawmakers are accountable to the constituents they serve, not party bosses.


For more information or interview requests, contact:
Avery Roberts, Communications Director for the Idaho Democratic Party
208-305-5610 or